Australia’s Beach Energy has released its monthly drilling report for the month of September 2013.
Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas
In PEL 218 (Beach Energy 70% and operator, Chevron Australia Exploration 30%) the Boston-3 horizontal well, the second horizontal in the Nappamerri Trough, commenced drilling on 7 September. The primary appraisal objective of Boston-3 will be to evaluate the Murteree Shale in this part of the permit. Boston-3 is currently at a depth of 896 metres.
Rapid-1, the tenth vertical exploration well in PEL 218, reached total depth of 4,208 metres in the Patchawarra Formation. Rapid-1 will be cased and suspended for future evaluation. Once released from Rapid-1, the rig will move to ATP 855 (Beach 46.9% and operator, Icon Energy Ltd 35.1%, Chevron 18%) to commence drilling the Geoffrey-1 vertical exploration well.
Cooper Basin Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
In the gas exploration program in Queensland (Beach 23.2%, Santos 60.06% and operator, Origin Energy Resources 16.5%, Australia Pacific LNG 0.24%), the Bolah-1 gas exploration well is at 945 metres and preparing to drill ahead after setting 7-5/8”surface casing. The primary objective in this well is the Toolachee Formation.
In the gas development program in Queensland (Beach 23.2%, Santos 60.06% and operator, Origin 16.5%, APL 0.24%), the Okotoko West-3 ST1 well was cased and suspended as a Toolachee Formation and Patchawarra Formation gas producer.
In the South Australian Cooper Basin Joint Venture (SACB JV) gas development program (Beach 20.21%, Santos 66.6% and operator, Origin 13.19%), Cowralli-19, -20, and -29 have been cased and suspended. These wells are scheduled for fracture stimulation ahead of being brought online. Pelican-13 was also cased and suspended as a Patchawarra Formation and Tirrawarra Sandstone gas producer.
In the SACB JV unconventional gas appraisal program, Langmuir-1 has been cased and suspended at a total depth of 3,815 metres in the Merrimelia Formation. The gas deliverability of the Permian section will be assessed as part of future evaluation of the well. Moomba-194 was drilled to total depth of 3,368 metres and is currently running electric logs ahead of anticipated case and suspend.
Drilling in the Irtalie Field (Beach 38.5%, Santos 55.5%, Bridgeport (Eromanga) Pty Ltd (Bridgeport) 2%, Australian Gasfields Ltd 2%, Bounty Oil and Gas N.L. (Bounty) 2%) continued with the drilling of Irtalie East-5. The well was cased and suspended as a future Basal Birkhead/Hutton oil producer.
Activity in the Cooroo Field (Beach 38.5%, Santos 55.5%, Bridgeport 2%, Australian Gasfields Ltd 2%, Bounty 2%) recommenced on the 17 September with the drilling of the Cooroo North West culmination. The well was cased and suspended as a future Westbourne and Basal Birkhead/Hutton oil producer.
LNG World News Staff, October 02, 2013; Image: Beach Energy