Logs indicate oil and gas in Echidna well offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

MT MARTHA, Australia – Karoon Gas Australia has discovered oil in the Echidna structure in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

The Echidna-1 well, drilled by the semisubmersible Olinda Star, intersected an oil-bearing section in Paleocene sands, according to mud log and LWD data. The mud log revealed elevated gas readings and oil florescence in sandstones.

Wireline logging now follows, with a view to determine the extent of the gross and net columns. This program will involve recording pressure data, reservoir fluids sampling, and petrophysical logging.

Further intervals of elevated mud log gas and oil florescence observed in the Maastrichtian section will also be evaluated.

Karoon operates block S-M-1102, in partnership with Pacific Rubiales Energy.

04/13/2015

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...