Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. - COVID-19 – Beetaloo Project Update
COVID-19 – Beetaloo Project Update
Following the successful completion of drilling operations, including cementing and casing of the horizontal well section of the Kyalla 117 N2-1H ST2 well (the “Kyalla Well”), the JV has completed the installation of water monitoring bores and preparatory work has continued towards the next phase of operations, which will include the fracture stimulation of the Kyalla Well.
Given the unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19 in recent weeks, the JV has made changes to its operations to protect the health and well-being of Origin Energy Limited employees, contractors and communities across the
Following the implementation of the necessary control procedures, the JV has now elected to temporarily pause activities at the Kyalla Well site, reducing those on site to essential personnel only, whilst ensuring the required regulatory and environmental management conditions to monitor and maintain the site can be met. The JV plans to resume activities in the latter half of 2020 and during this interim period the JV will use
The JV remains committed to the Beetaloo project which, if successful, has the potential to deliver long-term economic and social benefits for the
Philip O’Quigley (CEO of Falcon) commented:
“We find ourselves in unprecedented circumstance due to COVID-19 where it is imperative that the JV acts responsibly and quickly to ensure the health and safety of people and communities. While the JV is committed to the Beetaloo project and results to date are encouraging, the focus at this time must be on the health and safety of people.”
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