SYDNEY, Australia -- The 17-in. (43-cm) hole section of the Kupe South 6 (KS-6) well has reached planned TD of 2,000 m (6562 ft) MDRT, according to Origin Energy. A wiper trip is currently underway to condition the hole prior to running and cementing the 13-3/8 in. (34 cm) casing. Upon completion, the 17-in. (43-cm) hole sections of the KS-7 and KS-8 wells will be drilled and cased before starting the 12-1/4 in. (31 cm) sections.
The 22 in. (56 cm) top hole sections of all three development wells in permit PML 38146 have been completed to the following depths:
KS-6: 560 m (1,837 ft) MDRT
KS-7: 566 m (1,857 ft) MDRT
KS-8: 568 m (1,864 ft) MDRT
Each of the three production wells will be drilled by the jackupENSCO 107 to a vertical depth of approximately 3,400 m (11,155 ft).
The Kupe Project drilling campaign is being undertaken on a "batch-drilling" basis.