Somerset 1 well drilling progresses

The semisub Ocean Patriot has drilled the Somerset 1 well, offshore Tasmania, to an initial depth of 1,284 m (4,213 ft).

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QUEENSLAND, Australia -- The semisub Ocean Patriot has drilled the Somerset 1 well, offshore Tasmania, to an initial depth of 1,284 m (4,213 ft). Operator Woodside Energy is now preparing to cement a 13 3/8-in. (34-cm) casing. The well has a planned total depth of 3,305 m (10,843 ft).

The planned vertical well’s primary objectives are sandstones within the Late Cretaceous Sherbrook group. Following the evaluation program, the well will be plugged and abandoned.

10/22/2009

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