The Perth explorer has burrowed around half a kilometre through thick mud, hoping to encounter a prize of gas hosting sandstone and coal geology anticipated to be present.
The company, focused on discovering and commercialising in-demand South African gas projects, has started its second of three new wells spudded at Korhaan-5, following the rotary mud drilling with the casing of dolerite sills with an eye on the third well at Korhaan-3.
The casing at Korhaan-4 has already sunk 130 metres and is anticipating robust cementing hardware required for rigours drilling into gassy zones expected in the descent.
Korhaan-5, the second of five wells, will be set around 450 metres to test the gassy geology from neighbouring tested wells.
All five wells are intended to become potential early, pilot-production wells, with comingled production to a planned infield offtake facility.
The company will study the efficacy of each method, using observations for future planning and design of future, multi-well batch drilling projects.
KKO’s Australian Stock Exchange-listed share price has risen 5 per cent today, trading at 10.5c (8:54 am UTC+ 8 hours)