Metgasco is on the hunt for partner after finding 2 new gas prospects
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Oil and gas explorer Metgasco has uncovered two new gas prospects in Queensland and is now on the hunt for a partner.
Sydney-based Metgasco (ASX:MEL) has estimated prospective resources for the two prospects, known as “Vali” and “Odin”, within its ATP 2021 block in the Cooper Basin.
The Vali prospect is estimated to have a low estimate of recoverable gas of 18 billion cubic feet (Bcf), a best estimate of 19 Bcf, and a high estimate of 72.9 Bcf.
The Odin prospect, meanwhile, is estimated to have a low estimate of recoverable gas of 2.7 Bcf, a best estimate of 8.7 Bcf, and a high estimate of 27.2 Bcf.
Metgasco says the ATP 2021 block is surrounded by commercial gas fields that produce 600 Bcf within a radius of 20 km.
The block is also located just 5km away from gas pipelines and production infrastructure.
The company has now initiated a “farm-out” of the project and several parties are reviewing the data room information.
A farm-out is where a company strikes a deal allowing another party to acquire an interest in their project by carrying out exploration work.
“The farm-out process is progressing well and we are confident of securing a credible partner to join Metgasco in an exploration drilling program in the second half of 2019,” executive director Ken Aitken told investors.
Metagasco has been contacted for comment.