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Central Petroleum Limited (CTP.AX) Palm Valley 12 Drilling Update

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Central Petroleum Limited
Central Petroleum Limited

Central Petroleum Limited (CTP.AX) Palm Valley 12 Drilling Update

Brisbane, Australia, June 21, 2022 - (ABN Newswire) - Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) (HAM:C9J) (OTCMKTS:CNPTF) advises that on 20 June 2022, the Palm Valley 12 (PV12) well in OL3, Southwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, was at the section total depth of 2,058m at 0600 hrs ACST in the P2 unit of the Pacoota Formation.

The 9 5/8" casing was run and cemented requiring an additional cement plug at the shoe to ensure integrity. Following a successful Formation Integrity Test (FIT) drilling recommenced in the 8 1/2" hole utilizing a conventional mud system. Total lost circulation occurred at 2,024m, an LCM pill was spotted and the under-balanced air drilling package rigged up in preparation for drilling ahead. Underbalanced drilling then commenced to the current depth of 2,058m The PV12 well has two alternate objectives. The primary deep gas exploration target is the Arumbera Sandstone at an anticipated depth of 3,560m. Alternatively, if the deep exploration target is not successful, a shallower gas appraisal lateral will be drilled in the currently producing P1 formation with the potential to become a production well.

The PV12 well is the first of a 2-well drilling program that also includes the Dingo-5 exploration / production well. Both wells are being drilled under joint ventures between Central (50% interest), New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited (ASX:NZO) (35% interest) and Cue Energy Resources Limited (ASX:CUE) (15% interest) and are scheduled to be completed this year.


About Central Petroleum Limited:


Central Petroleum Limited (Central) is a well-established, and emerging ASX-listed Australian oil and gas producer (ASX:CTP). In our short history, Central has grown to become the largest onshore gas producer in the Northern Territory (NT), supplying industrial customers and senior gas distributors in NT and the wider Australian east coast market.

Central is positioned to become a significant domestic energy supplier, with exploration and development plans across 180,000 km2 of tenements in Queensland and the Northern Territory, including some of Australia's largest known onshore conventional gas prospects. Central has also completed an MoU with Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) to progress the proposed Amadeus to Moomba Gas Pipeline to a Final Investment Decision.

We are also seeking to develop the Range gas project, a new gas field located among proven CSG fields in the Surat Basin, Queensland with 135 PJ (net to Central) of development-pending 2C contingent resource.

Contact:

Investor and Media Inquiries:
Greg Bourke: +61-478-318-702
Sarah Morgan: +61-421-664-969

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Central Petroleum Limited

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