The company has reduced the original number of 18 to 20 wells to be spud to 12 to 14 wells in Australia.

The late summer rains and early winter storms during the program resulted in the decision.

Exoma and its joint venture partner China National Offshore Oil have also taken a decision to move the EDA Rig#2 from Wardoo-1 after the well is completed consider the results of its coal seam gas (CSG) program.

The combined results the 2012 CSG drilling program will further help the companies to consider a long-term CSG exploration program.

Exoma will chalk the 2013 drilling program based on the appraisal of localised sweet spots, and/or studies to review the geological system of the coal measures.