Otto Energy has started drilling at the Hawkeye-1 exploration well, offshore Palawan Basin in the Philippines.
According to Otto Energy, the Hawkeye-1 was spud on July 31, 2015.
In a statement issued Monday the operator said the 36” conductor had been run to 1,906 metres and the 26” hole subsequently drilled to 2,449 metres. Current operations are to cement the 20” casing string.
Otto Energy will now work to connect the blow-out preventer to the wellhead, and pressure test before starting to drill the 17 ½” hole to just above the primary target reservoir.
The well is being drilled by the Maersk Venturer drillship.