Empire O&G Continues Drilling at Red Gully North-1 Prospect in Perth Basin

Oil and gas producer Empire Oil & Gas NL provided Tuesday the following update for the Red Gully North-1 (RGN-1) exploration well in EP 389 in Western Australia's Perth Basin.

Progress

The drilling operations are progressing efficiently and ahead of plan. The 12.25 inch (311 millimeter) hole has been successfully drilled to the casing point at 11,017 feet (3,358 meters). 

As at 0600 hours WST Dec. 1 at RGN-1 a wiper trip was being performed in the hole prior to running the casing.

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Forward Plan / Next Steps

Run and cement the 9.625 inch (240 millimeter) casing, install the BOP (blow-out preventer) and wellhead then drill the 8.5 inch (216 millimeter) hole to total depth.

Location / Proposed Depth

RGN-1 was spud Nov. 17 and is located in EP 389, approximately 2.4 miles (4 kilometers) to the north of the Company's Red Gully Processing Facility. The proximity to the Red Gully Processing Facility will allow for a fast tie-back and commercialization of the well if successful.

RGN-1 is being drilled by the Enerdrill Rig 3 and is expected to take approximately 44 days to reach a final proposed depth of 14,360 feet (4,377 meters).

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