Quadrant readies wireline operations at Roc-2

Australia’s Quadrant Energy has drilled its Roc-2 well, offshore W. Australia, down to a total depth of 5,290 meters measured depth and the rig is preparing to run wireline logging tools.

It is expected that wireline operations, including wireline formation testing, will be undertaken over the next seven to ten days. The well is being drilled to appraise the nearby Roc-1 discovery.

According to an update by Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the field, during the deepening of the well over the past week several sands with positive indications of hydrocarbons were intersected in the deeper Milne sections of the well.

The company said that these will also be investigated with the more detailed formation evaluation provided for with wireline logging along with the shallower Caley sandstone where the company confirmed hydrocarbons previously.

While these deeper Milne sands are not interpreted to be commercially significant within the Roc structure in this well, the existence of reservoir and hydrocarbons at this depth are positive signals for the shallower and larger Dorado structure that was outlined during the recent Good Oil conference, Carnarvon added.

In a statement last week, Carnarvon’s Managing Director Adrian Cook said Roc-2 was looking promising but added that”we really need the wireline log information to understand if we’ve achieved our objectives for this well.”

In that regard, he said, we’re a fortnight to a month from knowing how this well stacks up.

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