Partners prepare for Outtrim East well spud offshore Australia

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaCarnarvon Petroleum expects the jackup Noble Tom Prosser to spud the Outtrim East-1 well next month offshore Western Australia.

Managing director and CEO Adrian Cook said the well would test the extent of the Outtrim-1 oil discovery and upside potential in new oil-charged sands to the north and east of Outtrim-l.

More specifically, it will test for the presence of hydrocarbons in the lower Cretaceous Barrow Group sandstones Pyrenees Formation, similar to the Outtrim-1 sequence, with the following objectives:

  • Drill below the oil water contact to total depth with log coverage over the zone of interest
  • Evaluate the objective interval for the presence of reservoir and hydrocarbons using quantitative gamma-ray, resistivity, neutron, density, CMR, and sonic logs
  • Obtain formation pressures and fluid samples over the hydrocarbon bearing interval, and conventional core over the Pyrenees formation objective.

The well is around 970 m (3,182 ft) east of Outtrim-1 in 95 m (311 ft) of water with a target interval around 1,400 m (4,593 ft) below the seabed.

Outtrim East-1, operated by Quadrant Energy, is expected to take 25 days to drill on a trouble-free basis.

05/16/2016

Share your news with Offshore at news@offshore-mag.com

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

Storm Impact Analytics for Utilities

In recent years, increasingly volatile and extreme weather events have significantly impacted the...

Reach New Heights: Six Best Practices in Planning and Scheduling

These 6 best practices have created millions of dollars in value for many global companies. Learn...

Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...