Puka-3 Well Spuds Onshore New Zealand

New Zealand-focused junior explorer Kea Petroleum reported Tuesday that the drilling of the Puka-3 well in the onshore area of the Taranaki Basin has begun.

The well, which is being drilled using the Drill Force Rig 6, is targeting Mt Messenger formation sands at about 5,185 feet true vertical depth.

Kea said that the drilling of Puka-3, from the same well pad as the producing Puka-1 and Puka-2 wells, is the major component of Phase 1 of the farm-out agreement with MEO New Zealand.

Kea Chairman Ian Gowrie-Smith commented in a company statement:

"We have eagerly been awaiting the drilling of the Puka 3 appraisal well. The results will help us to gain a better understanding of the resource size and deliverability, to enable us to plan for further commercial development."


Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  Aker Solutions to Buy Brazilian C.S.E (Oct 21)
 -  Sea Trucks Group Secures Work Offshore... (Oct 21)
 -  Shell Divests Non-Core Oil, Gas Proper... (Oct 21)
 -  Petrofac Appoints New CFO (Oct 21)
 -  Wheatstone LNG Development Start-Up in... (Oct 20)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Well Monitoring Specialist
Expertise: WellSite Supervisor
Location: Houston, TX
Chief Mechanic (6th Gen Drillship)(Contract)
Expertise: Rig Mechanic
Location: Houma, LA
ET (Deepwater Drillship)
Expertise: Rig Electrician
Location: Houma, LA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $49.98/BBL 1.59%
Light Crude Oil : $49.18/BBL 1.56%
Natural Gas : $2.73/MMBtu 1.44%
Updated in last 24 hours