Australian oil and gas company Quadrant Energy has begun drilling the Dorado-1 well offshore W. Australia.
Carnarvon Petroleum, Quadrant Energy's partner, reported this on June 5, 2018.
Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig completed the ready-to-operate process.
Since arriving on site, the rig successfully completed the ready to operate process, drilled the 36” conductor hole, running and cementing the 30” surface casing and preparing to drill the 17-1/2” section.
Forward plan, the rig will drill the 17-1/2” hole to the planned section depth of approximately 1,175metres MD followed by setting the 13-3/8” casing.
The primary objective for the Dorado-1 well is to assess the gas and liquids potential in the Caley Member with the well being less than 20 km from and updip of the successful Roc-1 and Roc-2 wells.
The Dorado structure at the Caley interval is estimated to contain a gross mean recoverable prospective resource of 545 Bscf of gas and 30 million barrels of associated condensate (being 125 million barrels of oil equivalent (“boe”), gross, Pmean).
Multiple secondary targets have been identified by Carnarvon in the Crispin and Milne Members and these will also be assessed by the Dorado-1 exploration well.
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