Taranaki basin well P&A’d

AWE and its partners have opted to plug and abandon the Tuatara-1 exploration well offshore New Zealand.

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, Australia -- AWE and its partners have opted to plug and abandon the Tuatara-1 exploration well offshore New Zealand.

The well was drilled in permit PEP 38524 in the western Tasman Bay in the southern sector of the offshore Taranaki basin.

It reached a TMD of 1,911 m (6,269 ft), with minor oil shows over the interval 1,790–1,850 m (5,872-6,069 ft). Although wireline logs were run, there was no indication of zones of economic potential.

08/16/2010

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