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Quadrant lines up Phoenix, Dorado drilling, offshore Australia

By  OE Staff Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:31

 

Quadrant Energy is lining up drilling the Phoenix South-3 well in the Roebuck Basin offshore Western Australia, using Transocean's Development Driller-1 semisubmersible rig. 

The rig is about to start its voyage to Western Australia, according to partner Carnarvon, where it will drill a number of wells, the first being Phoenix South-3, on permit WA-435-P. 

The well is expected to start in March 2018 and take about 90 days to drill to the target depth of around 5156m true vertical depth subsea (TVDSS). The primary target is the Caley interval that contained oil and gas some 550m away in the Phoenix South-2 well in 2017. 

Meanwhile, the Dorado-1 well will be drilled with the Ensco 107 jackup drilling rig in permit WA-437-P. The rig is expected to start its mobilization to Western Australia in April 2018 for a multi-activity campaign, starting with the Dorado-1. 

The well is expected to take about 45 days to complete as it drills to a total depth of approximately 4400m  TVDSS. The primary target is the Caley interval at 3760m (TVDSS), being the same interval that contained oil and gas at the Roc and Phoenix South locations. 

There are also a number of secondary targets beneath the Caley interval that are planned to be evaluated in the Dorado-1 well.

Joint Venture partner interests in WA-435-P and WA-437-P Carnarvon Petroleum Limited 20% and Quadrant Energy (operator) 80% 

 

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