Blue keeps drilling in Surat Basin

JUNIOR explorer Blue Energy's recent success at Azue-1 in Surat Basin, Queensland has prompted the company to continue its exploration program in the ATP 817P permit.

The company has started drilling the Azure-2 and Azure-6 core wells to characterise the extent of the coal and the coal seam methane resource potential within ATP 817P.

The wells target the potentially thick and continuous Permian Bandanna coals on the Springsure Shelf that produce CSM in the nearby Fairview and Spring Gully fields operated by Santos and Origin Energy respectively.

Azure-1 was designed as a stratigraphic test well and intersected 4.9m of gas-bearing Bandanna Formation coal during drilling.