Currently the rig is working for Vermilion Energy in the same region at the Wandoo oil field.
Roc-1 will be the first well of an 18-month drilling campaign for new operator Quadrant Energy. The previous permit holder was Apache Corp.
Last year Apache discovered oil with the nearby Phoenix South-1 well in the Bedout subbasin, opening a new play in the region. According to partner Carnarvon, Roc could hold 42 MMbbl.
The company adds that new 3D and 2D seismic programs over the Phoenix area are virtually complete, and the resultant data will be used for drilling activities from 2016 onward.
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