Quadrant spuds Outtrim East well offshore Western Australia

Drilling is under way on the Outtrim East-1 well on Australia’s North West Shelf.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Drilling is under way on the Outtrim East-1 well on Australia’s North West Shelf.

The location is in the offshore WA-155-P(1) permit, operated byQuadrant Energy.

According to partnerCarnarvon Petroleum, the main objective is to prove additional hydrocarbon bearing sands to the north and east of the hydrocarbon reservoir seen at the Outtrim-1 oil discovery.

The well is due to be drilled to an MD of around 1,300 m (4,265 ft), just above the Pyrenees formation which was oil-bearing in the Outtrim-1 well, 1 km (0.6 mi) away.

Following coring, the final section of the well will be drilled to a TD of 1,440 m (4,724 ft).

Carnarvon expects to be able to update recoverable volumes for the Outtrim and Outtrim East structures in a few months, following the receipt of laboratory tests.

06/20/2016

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