The well is located in offshore exploration permit VIC/P37(v) approximately 4 km from shore and 24 km west of the coastal township of Port Campbell.
Halladale-1 DW-2 is the second exploration well to be drilled from this surface location. The well has been sidetracked from the original Halladale-1 well bore and had been drilled deviated towards the north to evaluate the Halladale prospect. The previous well, Halladale-1 DW-1 (Location Black Watch), was drilled deviated to the south and evaluated the Black Watch Prospect, which was also found to be gas bearing in the Waarre Formation.
Results to date of Halladale-1 DW-2 are in line with expectation based on the results of Halladale-1 DW-1 and the position of Halladale-1 DW-2 on the Halladale prospect.
The two wells are being drilled using Diamond Offshore's, Ocean Patriot, semisub with drilling operations managed by Woodside Energy Ltd under an agreement with Origin Energy.
Participants in Halladale-1 DW-2 are Origin Energy Limited as operator with 37.5% and Woodside Energy Limited with 62.5%.
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