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Grand Gulf Energy Starts Gas Production From Louisiana Well

Grand Gulf Energy (ASX:GGE) has been advised that the Wilbert Sons LLC-1 well in the West Klondike project in Louisiana is currently producing 1.4 million cubic feet of gas per day.

Production from the Lower Nod Blan sand started on 2 September and is expected to slowly increase as the well cleans up and stabilises.

Grand Gulf has a 11.7% working interest in Wilbert Sons, which was spudded on 22 November 2012 and reached a total depth of 10,900ft on 13th December 2012.

Besides the deepest Lower Nod Blan sand, which has 35 feet of net pay with good porosity and is currently producing gas, the well also intersected the Upper Nod Blan sand and the Lario sand.

The Upper Nod Blan has 6 feet of net pay with good porosity while the Lario has 4 feet of apparently tight oil pay.

At the Louise project, Grand Gulf' Templet-1 well is currently circulating after wireline logs in the Cris R II, III and IV sands were completed.

Logs had indicated that all three zones are wet while the primary objective Cris IV sand, which was intersected 244 feet updip from the Simineaux-1 well, appears to have already been swept.

The joint venture is currently reviewing log and seismic data to determine whether there may be an opportunity to side track the well and gain an additional 200 feet of structure relief or target an untouched compartment.

Templet-1 is presently running about $1 million under budget.

Grand Gulf has a 22.57% working interest in Templet-1.

Analysis

The start of gas production from the Wilbert Sons LLC-1 well in the West Klondike project adds to the production the company has interests in at the Desiree and Dugas & Leblanc projects.

This is value accretive and should build on the revenues of $7.5 million and net profit before tax, impairment and amortisation of $3.5 million it reported in the financial year ended 30 June 2014.

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