The well schedule originally provided for the drilling of two step out wells (Taunton-4 and Blackthorn-1) to appraise the recently discovered Taunton oil field in TP/7. Following Taunton-4 and Blackthorn-1, the rig was to be mobilized to install the Linda platform on the Linda gas/condensate field in the Harriet Joint Venture acreage.
However, due to the imminent arrival of the Linda platform and some delays in completing Gudrun-2 as a production well, the Operator has decided to bring forward the drilling of the Rugborne-1 exploration well in EP-363 as it is just 15 kilometers away from the Gudrun-2 location and also nearby to the Linda field.
Rugborne-1 is estimated to take around 5 days to drill to its planned depth of around 1,200 meters.
Taunton-4 and Blackthorn-1 in TP/7, some 98 kilometers to the southwest have been re-scheduled to be drilled following completion of the Linda platform installation operations.
The Rugborne prospect is located 8 kilometers south of the Linda gas and condensate field. The well is targeting possible stacked pay zones in interpreted stratigraphic traps on the eastern margin of the Barrow Sub-Basin. If Rugborne-1 is successful, the prospect has the potential to contain approximately 40 mmbbls of recoverable oil.
EP-363 Joint Venture Participants are Tap Oil as operator with 13.6063%; Apache Energy with 73.6037% and Kufpec Australia Pty Ltd with the remaining 12.79%.
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