Quadrant spuds Driftwood wildcat offshore Western Australia
The jackup Noble Tom Prosser has spudded the Driftwood-1 exploratory well for Quadrant Energy offshore Western Australia.
The location is on the WA-320-P permit in the Barrow sub-basin of the northern Carnarvon basin in 99 m (325 ft) of water, 1 km (0.6 mi) north of the Rosily-1A exploration well that delivered minor oil shows.
According to partnerTap Oil, drilling to 2,081 m (6,827 ft) MD is expected to take 19 days on a trouble-free dry hole basis.
The main aim is to test Early Cretaceous sandstones of the Mardie Greensand member, Birdrong member and Zeepaard formation in a low-relief, northeast-southwest trending four-way dip closure.
The anticipated cost is A$15.47 million ($11.68 million).
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