Garfish-1 exploration well off Australia setting casing

The Garfish-1 exploration well in production license VIC/L29 of Gippsland basin, offshore Victoria, is setting 13 ⅜-in. (34-cm) casing, having reached a depth of 715 m (2,346 ft) true vertical depth subsea (TVDSS), according to operator Nexus Energy.

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Garfish-1 exploration well in production license VIC/L29 of Gippsland basin, offshore Victoria, is setting 13 ⅜-in. (34-cm) casing, having reached a depth of 715 m (2,346 ft) true vertical depth subsea (TVDSS), according to operator Nexus Energy.

Over the course of the next week the anticipated operations will be to drill ahead in 8 ½-in. (22-cm) hole. The well is planned to 2,483 m (9,327 ft) TVDSS.

The primary target of the Garfish-1 is to test a seismic anomaly which directly overlies the Longtom gas field. Similar seismic anomalies at Longtom indicate the presence of gas-bearing sands. Following the intersection of the primary target, the well then will be deepened to confirm that the main reservoir sands of the Longtom field extend to the western part of the VIC/L29 license area.

06/03/2008

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