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June 16, 2014
05:09 EDTSSNSamson Oil & Gas provides operational advisory
The Bluff #1-11 well has reached a total depth of 8,900 feet after intersecting pre-Cambrian basement. Prior to reaching total depth, significant mud losses were observed at 8,836 feet, which necessitated a trip out to the casing shoe, while the lost mud volume was replaced. On tripping back into the hole at 8,400 feet, the well kicked and was shut in at the surface utilizing the blowout preventer. 1,620 psi was recorded on the annulus at this point, increasing to 2,080 psi with a 9.3 lbs per gallon mud weight recorded. Loss circulation material was circulated and primary well control was regained and the well was static so that drilling could continue to the total depth and the initial wireline logging program could be initiated. The tool string was unable to get past 7,330 feet on two separate occasions; the second attempt after a clean out trip. A decision was taken to employ drill pipe conveyed logging tools. Whilst preparations were under way to do a further cleanout trip ahead of this operation, the well flowed with a 9.4 lb. per gallon mud weight in the hole and was therefore shut in at the surface with 200 psi recorded beneath the blow out preventer increasing to 1,100 psi. A surface kill operation is underway. Various oil shows were recorded in the Permian, Pennsylvanian and Mississippian targets. Oily mud was observed at 8,090 feet and 8,430 feet and the mud analysis recorded up to 5% of contained oil at 8,650 feet. These shows will be evaluated using wire line logs after primary well control is re-established, which is expected to take several days.
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November 24, 2014
20:02 EDTSSNSamson Oil & Gas provides operational update
The Bluff 1-11 well was perforated within the 9,500 sand over the interval 7,738 to 7,754 feet, and the well unloaded the completion brine almost immediately and flowed non inflammable gas at a rate of 8 MMcfpd. The rate was relatively constant during the 41 hour flow period. The well flowed on a 20 or 21/64ths inch choke at a tubing pressure of between 2,500 and 2,600 psig that increased during the flow period. No formation water was evident. Gas samples were taken and are in the process of being analyzed. The well is currently shut in for approximately 10 days whilst the pressure response is measured. The gas flow was not able to be ignited, and based on our previous samples was most likely largely nitrogen as determined from the analysis of the wire line logs. The data being collected in the near term includes the shut in pressure data, and the sample analysis. This process is expected to take three weeks after which we will have a clearer view as to the possible commercial benefit of this discovery.

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