Kupe well reaches targeted depth

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.

Offshore staff

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.

01/03/2008

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