Australia: ConocoPhillips’ Browse Basin Drilling Set to Start this Week

Australia: ConocoPhillips' Browse Basin Drilling Set to Start this Week

The “Transocean Legend” drilling rig mobilised from the port of Dampier on Saturday 24 th March and is expected to be on site at the Boreas well location in the coming days, says Karoon Gas Australia on its website.

A minimum of five wells will be drilled during the exploration program which is directed principally at better defining the contingent resource size and characteristics of the greater Poseidon structure.

The first well, Boreas-1, is located in WA-315-P on a large tilted fault block approximately 4 kilometres south of Poseidon-1 and is expected to spud early next week and reach total depth some time later in the first half of 2012.

The second well, Zephyros-1, is located in permit WA-398-P on a large tilted fault block approximately 8 kilometres south west of Kronos-1. The third well, Proteus-1, is located in WA-398-P on a large tilted fault block approximately 14 kilometres south east of the Poseidon-1.

Additional well locations for the remainder of the program will be announced as they obtain Joint Venture approval.

ConocoPhillips is the operator of the jointly held WA-314-P, WA-315-P and WA-398-P Browse Basin permits containing the previously announced Poseidon and Kronos gas discoveries. Karoon Gas Australia Ltd holds, 40% of permit WA-315-P and WA-398-P, and 90% of permit WA-314-P.

Source: Karoon Gas Australia, March 26, 2012

 

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