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Origin Energy Secures West Telesto for Work at Bass Strait's Yolla Field

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Origin Energy Limited (Origin), as operator of the BassGas Joint Venture, reported Tuesday that Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd (Seadrill) has been contracted to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla gas field off Australia.

The West Telesto (400' ILC) jackup is expected to be mobilized during the 2014/15 Australian summer to drill the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells as part of the Yolla Mid Life Enhancement project's second stage. The West Telesto is a three-leg jackup that will cantilever over the Yolla platform during the drilling campaign.

The drilling of Yolla-5 and Yolla-6, along with the installation of associated flow lines and other works, will support the maintenance of gas production from the Yolla field.

BassGas Joint Venture:

  • Origin Energy Limited (Operator)*: 42.50 percent
  • AWE Limited (through subsidiaries): 46.25 percent
  • Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Trefoil Pty Ltd: 11.25 percent

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