Australia: Rodinia spuds Officer basin wildcat

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 10
– Rodinia Oil Corp. has spud the Mulyawara-1 wildcat in the Officer basin of South Australia.

The drillsite is in the northwest corner of PEL 253 on a 36.3 sq km structure identified on seven 2D seismic lines. The well will be drilled vertically to an estimated 2,700 m to test five prospective reservoir horizons: Murnaroo, Talina, Mundallio, Emeroo, and Pindyin, the deepest of which is the aeolian Pindyin sandstone, also called the subsalt unit.

Rodinia’s drilling contract with Ensign International Energy Services includes four firm wells with the option for as many as four additional wells in the basin. Rodinia’'s second drilling location, Kutjara-1, has recently been high-graded and reconfirmed by additional 2D seismic lines. Kutjara-1 is in the west-central part of PEL 253 some 35 km southeast of Mulyawara-1.

Rodinia has an 80% working interest in Mulyawara-1 and the prospect and is the operator. Drilling is to take 6-8 weeks.

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