Beach makes oil discovery with Kangaroo wildcat

Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has made an oil discovery on the western flank of the Copper-Eromanga basin of South Australia with the Kangaroo-1 wildcat well.

The well intersected a 20-m gross oil column in a stratigraphic trap in the Jurassic-age Birkhead formation. A drillstem test recovered 41.6 bbl of light, 52° gravity oil from the drill string after a 3-hr flow period from an interval 1,694.5 m to 1,712 m. Beach said the flow rate was equivalent to 320 b/d of oil.

Kangaroo-1 is being cased and suspended as a future producer and may be brought on stream early next year. It lies in permit PEL 91 about 4 km northwest of the existing Spitfire field.

The well was the first in Beach’s 10-well exploration program for financial year 2016-17.

The company says the discovery confirms the quality and ongoing prospectivity of the western flank acreage.

Beach has 100% interest in PEL 91.

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