Senex Energy Ltd has drilled three wells of its FY16 drilling programme in the South Australian Cooper Basin, including Senex’s first gas exploration well of its joint venture with Origin Energy.
Efficient-1 gas exploration well (PEL 637: Senex 60% and operator, Origin Energy 40%).
Efficient-1 is designed to evaluate material gas accumulations in the Permian of the Allunga Trough, in the southern Cooper Basin. The well spudded on 16 October and reached total depth of 3196 m on 30 October, with hydrocarbon shows in the target zone. The joint venture will case and suspend the well for fracture stimulation and extended production testing.
Efficient-1 is the first of two wells to be drilled in this southern permit as part of Senex’s exploration programme with Origin Energy. Easternwell Rig 106 has been contracted for the campaign and will drill the second target, Ethereal-1. The wells were identified from the Bauhaus 3D seismic survey and are in close proximity to the Bauhaus-1 gas discovery. Senex is free-carried by Origin Energy for its share of expenditure in the current stage of the programme.
New well completions
The Spitfire-7 oil appraisal well (PPL 258: Senex 60% and operator, Beach Energy 40%) was connected to the Spitfire field facilities during the month and commenced production from late October. The well is performing in line with expectations.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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