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.

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


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 ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...