Sundance Energy Provides July 2018 Operational Update

DENVER, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX:SEA) (NASDAQ:SNDE) (“Sundance” or the “Company”), a U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Eagle Ford in South Texas, today provided an update regarding the Company’s recent development activities.

The Paloma Ranch 7H well had a completed lateral length of 7,690’ and initiated flowback on 2nd June. Initial 30-day production (“IP-30”) results were 1,345 barrels of oil equivalent per day with oil representing 62% (or 829 barrels) of volumes. The Peeler Ranch 8HC and 9HC wells initiated flowback on 26th June and had completed lateral lengths of 5,642’ and 5,820’ respectively. Early Peeler Ranch production results to date are in line with well performance expectations.

Drilling Activities
Sundance began drilling both wells on the two well Harlan Bethune 34H and 35H pad in Live Oak County with the Patterson 229 rig during the third week of June. The Company has completed drilling the 35H well and is presently drilling the intermediate section of the 34H well.

Sundance additionally mobilized the Patterson 589 rig to the two well Justin Tom 05H and 06H pad in Atascosa County and began drilling both wells during the second week of June. The Company has finished drilling, casing and cementing the vertical section of both wells and is presently drilling ahead in the lateral of the 05H well.

Sundance has executed a one year contract on the Patterson 229 rig and a 90 day contract on the Patterson 589 rig, both at fixed day rates in-line with assumptions used for the Company’s previously announced capital expenditure program.

Completion Activities
Sundance mobilized its frac crew to the two well Allen MCM 1HA and 2HA pad in McMullen County and initiated the frac job on 6th July. Initial production of the Allen wells is estimated on 1st August. The Company has prepped the recently drilled three well Harlan Bethune 25H, 26H and 27H pad in Live Oak County for frac and intends to mobilize the frac crew there in late July following completion of the frac jobs on the Allen wells. The Company anticipates completing and beginning production on 10 wells in the third quarter.

Year to Date Activities Overview

Well Name County Spud
Frac Start
IP Date Completed Lat Length 30-Day
IP Rate
% Oil
Paloma Ranch 7H McMullen 18-Jan-18 17-May-18 2-Jun-18 7,690′ 1,345 62 %
Peeler Ranch 8HC Atascosa 1-Mar-18 28-May-18 26-Jun-18 5,642′
Peeler Ranch 9HC Atascosa 24-Mar-18 28-May-18 26-Jun-18 5,820′
Allen MCM 1HA McMullen 21-Apr-18 6-Jul-18
Allen MCM 2HA McMullen 13-May-18 6-Jul-18
Harlan Bethune 25H Live Oak 7-May-18
Harlan Bethune 26H Live Oak 11-May-18
Harlan Bethune 27H Live Oak 13-May-18
Justin Tom 05H Atascosa 17-Jun-18
Justin Tom 06H Atascosa 14-Jun-18
Harlan Bethune 34H Live Oak 25-Jun-18
Harlan Bethune 35H Live Oak 22-Jun-18

For more information, please contact:

United States:
John Roberts
VP Finance & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (720) 638-2400
Eric McCrady
CEO and Managing Director
Tel: +1 (303) 543-5703
Mike Hannell
Tel: +61 8 8363 0388

About Sundance Energy Australia Limited

Sundance Energy Australia Limited (“Sundance” or the “Company”) is an Australian-based, independent energy exploration company, with a wholly owned US subsidiary, Sundance Energy Inc., located in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of large, repeatable oil and natural gas resource plays in North America. Current activities are focused in the Eagle Ford where the company has a position of approximately net 56,600 net acres. A comprehensive overview of the Company can be found on Sundance’s website at

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