Sundance Energy Provides September 2018 Operational Update

DENVER, Sept. 06, 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.

Sundance brought 7 wells online in August, including 5 wells on the recently acquired acreage in Live Oak County.  The Company brought the 2-well Justin Toms pad, located in Atascosa County, online in early September.

Well NameCountyIP DateCompleted Lat LengthChoke24-Hour IP% OilCum Production% Oil
Harlan Bethune 25HLive Oak15-Aug-184,973′16/6494174%20,12573%
Harlan Bethune 26HLive Oak15-Aug-184,161′16/641,38778%25,62479%
Harlan Bethune 27HLive Oak15-Aug-183,469′16/641,26476%26,16676%
Harlan Bethune 34HLive Oak19-Aug-183,506′16/641,45877%23,80276%
Harlan Bethune 35HLive Oak19-Aug-183,678′16/641,50478%23,76177%
Allen MCM 1HAMcMullen17-Aug-188,015′28/641,38876%23,81375%
Allen MCM 2HAMcMullen17-Aug-188,234′28/641,29778%21,39878%

Drilling Activities
Sundance is currently drilling the 4-well James Keith Esse pad and the 2-well Idylwood pad, both located in Live Oak County.

Completion Activities
Upon completion of the 2-well Justin Toms pad the Company released its frac crew ahead of schedule.  The frac crew will be mobilized for Sundance’s fourth quarter completions in late September.

Well NameCountySpud
Frac Start
IP DateCompleted Lat Length30-Day
IP Rate
% Oil
Paloma Ranch 7HMcMullen18-Jan-1817-May-182-Jun-187,690′  1,34562%
Peeler Ranch 8HCAtascosa1-Mar-1828-May-1826-Jun-185,642′  48492%
Peeler Ranch 9HCAtascosa24-Mar-1828-May-1826-Jun-185,820′  44693%
Allen MCM 1HAMcMullen21-Apr-186-Jul-1817-Aug-188,015′
Allen MCM 2HAMcMullen13-May-186-Jul-1817-Aug-188,234′
Harlan Bethune 25HLive Oak7-May-1824-Jul-1815-Aug-184,973′
Harlan Bethune 26HLive Oak11-May-1822-Jul-1815-Aug-184,161′
Harlan Bethune 27HLive Oak13-May-1822-Jul-1815-Aug-183,469′
Justin Tom 05HAtascosa17-Jun-1812-Aug-183-Sep-186,258′
Justin Tom 06HAtascosa14-Jun-1812-Aug-183-Sep-186,299′
Harlan Bethune 34HLive Oak25-Jun-183-Aug-1819-Aug-183,506′
Harlan Bethune 35HLive Oak22-Jun-183-Aug-1819-Aug-183,678′
James Keith Esse 06HLive Oak26-Jul-18
James Keith Esse 07HLive Oak22-Jul-18
James Keith Esse 08HLive Oak24-Jul-18
James Keith Esse 09HLive Oak20-Jul-18
Idylwood 04HLive Oak3-Aug-18
Idylwood 05HLive Oak3-Aug-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

Summary Information

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