SYDNEY, Australia -- Well SL10320 No. 4 (well No. 3) on the Pompano field has been spudded, according to Elixir Petroleum.
The 36-in. (91-cm) caisson has been successfully driven to depth and the 20-in. (51-cm) and 13 ½-in. (34-cm) hole sections have been drilled to planned depth, cased and cemented to surface, the company says.
The rig is now preparing to drill the 9 7/8-in. (25-cm) hole section from a depth of 3,005 ft (916 m). The 9 7/8-in. (25-cm) hole section will be directionally drilled to 8,000 ft (2,438 m) and is designed to penetrate a number of the target horizons for the well.