Quadrant to drill Cretaceous Driftwood target offshore Western Australia

Quadrant Energy expects the jackup Noble Tom Prosser to spud the Driftwood-1 commitment well early next week offshore Western Australia, according to partner Tap Oil.

Jul 29th, 2016

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, AustraliaQuadrant Energy expects the jackup Noble Tom Prosser to spud the Driftwood-1 commitment well early next week offshore Western Australia, according to partner Tap Oil.

The location is 1 km (0.6 mi) north of the Rosily-1A exploratory well which had minor oil shows, in the Barrow sub-basin of the Northern Carnarvon basin.

Quadrant is looking to test the Early Cretaceous sandstones of the Mardie Greensand Member, Birdrong Member, and Zeepaard Formation in a low-relief, northeast-southwest trending four-way dip closure. Estimated cost of the well is A$15.47 million ($11.6 million).

Elsewhere in the Carnarvon basin, the two companies are partners in the shallow-water TL/2 production license and TP/7 exploration permit 40 km (25 mi) north-northeast of Onslow.

This year’s work program includes abandonment of the Airlie Island oil storage facility and the Chervil 5 and 6 wells. In addition, the partners are considering removal of the Chervil platform next year.

07/29/2016

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