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First Beetaloo test well has been fracked but waits on ‘gas breakthrough’ | Katherine Times




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The eagerly awaited test results from fracking the first new well in the Beetaloo are not as overwhelmingly positive as many expected. Industry observers have been keenly awaiting Origin Energy’s initial test results on its Kyalla 117 well near Daly Waters. Kyalla 117 was the first well to be drilled after the moratorium was lifted by the NT Government to explore for shale gas in the Beetaloo. The Federal Government has already pinned its hopes on the Beetaloo living up to its promise of being a world-class onshore gas resource. Other energy companies are exploring the Beetaloo, but none are as advanced as Origin which produced the first optimistic forecasts…

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