Ascent Resources has confirmed that work on its Petisovci project in Slovenia remains on schedule.
It said that the downhole portion of the operations to prepare Pg-11A to produce and sell gas was expected to finish in the next seven days following which, the group would begin the construction of the short flowline to connect the well to the pipeline which runs to the central processing facility. It said: "As the well was fully cleaned up following the extended flow test in 2012, an additional clean-up and flow test will not be carried out once the workover is complete.
"Instead we will immediately move to connect the well to infrastructure, enabling gas to be produced for sale."
The group also said it remained on track to commence supplies of gas to INA in the coming weeks, in line with the schedule. It said current field operations were focused on:
- connecting the CPP to the export line at MRS Lendava (the land acquired by Ascent from Trameta in July 2016). It said this work was progressing as planned and was expected to be completed around the middle of this month.
- the refurbishment of gas separation equipment at the CPP. It said this was also under way and proceeding as planned.
Chief executive Colin Hutchinson said: "We are pleased that the work is proceeding on time and budget and look forward to selling gas from both wells in the near future."