you mentioned the danger of the local sand being crushed by the pressure and blocking the fractures. Are you speculating wildly, as I was when I said I thought the 'reservoir' drive might be the problem with Owen, or as others have done, suspecting 'thief' zones of heavy fracturing or fracturing through to an aquifer, or do you have some real info that this is likely to have been the problem? Are you aware of this problem occurring in other Oz fracking efforts?

It looks like Bennett ought to resign for such a badly managed initial explo campaign - surely more but cheaper vertical wells, with some limited fracking efforts, would have provided more info at less cost, before scaling up to the 1km horizontals (unless it was the promise to drill the full horizontals that won them the acreage in the first place).

Either way I'm surprised that there is talk of selling the whole company when it took so long to accumulate the acreage, and they're only a few $mil short of being funded for the next few years...................