Karoon preps for Poseidon-1 well testing

A 5-in. (13-cm) liner is being run in preparation for the Poseidon-1 well testing program offshore Australia, according to Karoon Gas Australia.

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE -- A 5-in. (13-cm) liner is being run in preparation for the Poseidon-1 well testing program offshore Australia, according to Karoon Gas Australia.

The company has made unsuccessful attempts to recover a stuck wireline logging tool. Consequently, the two gas samples previously taken will not be recovered to surface, the company says. The wireline logging tool has been pushed to the bottom of the hole below the zones to be tested, and will not impact the testing program.

The well test program is designed to determine gas flow rates, reservoir parameters, and reservoir fluid composition including liquids content.

Poseidon-1 is the first well in a multi-well drilling program in the Browse basin permits WA-314- P, WA-315-P, and WA-398-P by the Karoon/ConocoPhillips joint venture.

05/15/2009

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