The West Telesto jackup drilling rig will drill the well to a TD of 1,800 m (5,905 ft). Drilling is expected to take up to 30 days to complete.
Sea Lion is northwest of the Gippsland basin in permit VIC/P57, and is around 6 km (3.7 mi) from the West Seahorse field in permit VIC/L31 in which Carnarvon has a 100% interest.
In the event of a discovery there is potential for an integrated development of the two fields.
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