Karoon Gas Australia sad that on Friday, preparations were being made to conduct scheduled Blowout Preventer (BOP) testing. On completion of BOP testing, the Grace-1 well will continue drilling in the 6-1/2” hole section.
The current hole section contains the primary Lower Plover formation target.
Since the 6th December 2013 Grace-1 progress report, the 6-1/2”hole section was drilled a total of 372 metres, from 4,395 to 4,767 metres.
Grace-1 is the fourth well in the current exploration program, and located in permit WA-314-P on a separate structural trend to the previously announced Greater Poseidon gas discoveries. The well is located in a crestal position on a large fault block approximately 35 kilometres north of the Poseidon field.
ConocoPhillips is the operator of the jointly held WA-314-P Browse Basin permit in which Karoon Gas Australia Ltd holds 90%.
The Transocean Legend semi-submersible rig is drilling the exploration well.
LNG World News Staff, December 20, 2013; Image: Karoon Gas