Preliminary drill seam testing (DST) and injectivity fall off test (IFOT) data from Snow Leopard-02 indicate “superior” results compared to testing at Snow Leopard-01 with data analysis underway.

SL-02 intersected roughly 70m of gassy coal in the upper coal seam from a depth of 167m.

Coal core samples from SL-02 are being subject to gas desorption testing and preliminary results indicate that the coal has high gas contents as was seen and confirmed in SL-01.

Well has already ‘surpassed expectations’

TMK Energy (ASX:TMK) CEO Brendan Stats said the drilling in Snow Leopard-02 has gone very well with DST and IFOT test results providing a reliable data point for measuring permeability of the upper coal seam at this location.

“With drilling ongoing in SL-02, we look forward to potentially identifying a deeper coal seam at this location, even though this well has already surpassed our expectations with preliminary data suggesting high gas content, good permeability in a thick, gassy coal seam at a relatively shallow depth.”

Around 17 of the remaining 41 gas desorption samples from SL-01 have now been taken offline and transported to Ulaanbaatar for Q3 (residual gas) and coal quality analysis – the remaining samples from SL-01 and all the samples from SL-02 continue to produce gas at the laboratory on site.

Drilling at SL-02 is currently at a depth of 378m and is drilling ahead to target a deeper coal seam interpreted to exist at this location.

Here, SL-02 will be drilled to around 600m – targeting the same coal formations intersected in SL-01.



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