Thistle 1 exploration well spuds offshore Australia

Offshore staff

SYDNEY, Australia – The Thistle 1 exploration well is under way in the Otway basin offshore Victoria, Australia.

The Stena Clyde semisubmersible drilling rig is in exploration permit VIC/P43 to drill with well to a planned TD of 2,559 m (8,396 ft) below the rotary table.

Origin Energy Resources Ltd. is operator with 67.23%. Benaris Exploration (Otway) Pty Ltd holds 22.77% and Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Otway Ltd has 5%.

4/19/2012

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