West Telesto jackup arrives in Melbourne

Offshore staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus says exploration drilling will start soon on the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

In October the company signed a rig share agreement with Origin Energy Resources for the cantilever jackup West Telesto.

Last month the rig arrived at Port Philip Bay in Melbourne on a heavy-lift vessel and has since been offloaded and towed to Western Port Bay. West Telesto will then be towed to the Yolla field to begin Origin’s well program.

It will then transfer to Carnarvon Hibiscus to drill the Sea Lion exploration well. Prospective resources are estimated at 11-15.3 MMbbl.


West Telesto
West Telesto being towed on a heavy-lift vessel into Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne.

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