Beach, Cooper find oil in South Australia

May 22, 2017

Cooper Energy said Callawonga-14, an appraisal and development well drilled by the PEL 92 joint venture in PPL 220, has been cased and suspended as a future oil producer.

Cooper holds a 25% interest in PEL 92 with the balance held by the operator, Beach Energy.

Callawonga-14 is located in the Cooper basin of South Australia. It was drilled to a total depth of 1429m and its primary target, the McKinlay member sandstone, was encountered 1.5m high to prognosis, with 2.5m gross thickness and 1m of net oil pay in a clean sand.

Callawonga-14 was the first of a five-well campaign on the Callawonga oil field targeting previously undeveloped reserves in the McKinlay Member sandstone. The drilling campaign will address locations designated as Callawonga 14-18, with the sequencing of wells to be determined based on individual well results.

The rig has moved to drill the second well of the campaign at location 18, where the westernmost flank of the field will be tested. 



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