Beach updates Tasmania, Gulf of Suez drilling

The Spikey Beach-1 well offshore Tasmania is dry, according to operator Beach Petroleum.

Offshore staff

ADELAIDE, Australia -- The Spikey Beach-1 well offshore Tasmania is dry, according to operator Beach Petroleum. The well targeted oil in the upper eastern view group. It reached a final total depth of 2,100 m (6,890 ft). No significant hydrocarbon shows were encountered and the well is being plugged and abandoned.

Beach is also drilling the NS 394-3 (Burtocal North) well in the North Shadwan concession in the Gulf of Suez. After spudding on Sept. 14, the well is drilling ahead at a depth of 672 m (2,205 ft). It is targeting the Nubia sandstone.

The NS 377-3 oil development well is expected to spud on Sept. 19. It will be drilled from shore as an extended reach production well. It is planned to intersect the offshore Kareem formation oil pool 150 m (492 ft) north of the GH377-1 discovery well.

09/17/2009

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