Noble Tom Prosser to Spud Roc-1 Well Offshore Western Australia Next Week



Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (Carnarvon) disclosed Friday that the operator of the Roc-1 well, Quadrant Energy has now received the Noble Tom Prosser (400' ILC) jackup. The jackup will mobilize to the Roc-1 well site in permit WA-437-P offshore Western Austalia and prepare for spud around Nov. 17.

The Roc-1 well will target the same Lower Keraudren reservoir in which oil was discovered in the 2014 Phoenix South-1 well by the same joint venture partners in the adjoining WA-435-P.

Contingent on the success case, the plan is to re-enter the Roc-1 well bore in 3Q 2016 for comprehensive testing (including flow testing) and coring.

Managing Director Adrian Cook said, “We’re pleased to be nearing the spud of the Roc-1 well and look forward to reporting the results as the Operator, Quadrant Energy progresses through the drilling program.”

The equity interest holders (upon satisfaction of the farm in agreement terms) in WA-437-P are:

  • Carnarvon Petroleum - 20 percent
  • Quadrant Energy (Operator) - 40 percent
  • JX Nippon - 20 percent
  • Finder Exploration - 20 percent


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