Esso Australia wraps up Turrum drilling offshore Australia in Bass Strait

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, Australia – Esso Australia has completed the drilling of five new wells in its Turrum gas field development. Turrum is in the Bass Strait.

The $335-million spend drilling involved four gas wells and one oil well. This follows startup of the $4.5-billion Kipper Tuna Turrum project.

“The program involved drilling approximately 20 km (65,617 ft) of technically complex wells and installing more than two thousand tonnes of casing, tubing and production equipment,” said ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen.

“The Esso-BHP Billiton Gippsland basin Joint Venture continues to supply nearly 40% of east coast Australian domestic gas demand,” he added.


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