Rodinia has spudded its first well, Mulyawara 1, in the Officer Basin of South Australia.
Rodinia began drilling Mulyawara 1 on the morning of Thursday June 9, 2011, Australian Central Standard Time. Rodinia has an 80% working interest in this well and prospect, and is the operator. Drilling of Mulyawara 1 is expected to take approximately six to eight weeks to reach total depth after which prospective hydrocarbon shows will be tested.
Mulyawara 1 is located in the northwest corner of PEL 253 in the Officer Basin on a structure of approximately 36.3 square kilometers (per horizon) in size as identified on seven separate 2-D seismic lines. It will be drilled vertically to an estimated total drilling depth of 2,700 metres to test five prospective reservoir horizons: Murnaroo, Talina, Mundallio, Emeroo and Pindyin, the deepest of which is the aeolian Pindyin sandstone (also called the sub-salt unit).
Rodinia's drilling contract with Ensign International Energy Services includes four firm wells with the option for up to four additional wells in the Officer Basin. Rodinia's second drilling location, Kutjara 1, has recently been hi-graded and re-confirmed by additional 2-D seismic lines. Kutjara 1 is located in the west-central portion of PEL 253 approximately 35 kilometers southeast of Mulyawara 1.
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