Roc Oil to Spud Flying Foam Exploration Well Shortly

Roc Oil reports that the exploration well, Flying Foam in WA327P is scheduled to commence drilling on or around October 30 2005. The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 1,431 meters and will take approximately 10 days to drill using the Ensco 67 jackup.

Following the drilling of Flying Foam, the rig will move to WA286P to be used to install the Cliff Head A production platform following which it will commence drilling of production wells.

In early 2006, the rig will be used to lift the platform topsides into position. Development drilling will then recommence and continue until all the development wells are completed.

Following the completion of Cliff Head development drilling the rig is planned to undertake further exploration drilling in the offshore Perth Basin which includes the drilling of Frankland-1 in WA286P.

Participants in WA286P, WA325P and WA327P are as follows:

WA286P (Cliff Head)

  • ARC Energy - 6.00%
  • ROC Oil (WA) Pty Limited - 37.50% (Operator)
  • AWE (Perth Basin) Pty Limited - 27.50%
  • Wandoo Petroleum Pty Ltd - 24.00%
  • CIECO Exploration & Production (Australia) Pty Ltd - 5.00%


  • ARC Energy - 20.00%
  • ROC Oil (WA) Pty Limited - 37.50% (Operator)
  • Apache Northwest Pty Ltd - 37.50%
  • Wandoo Petroleum Pty Ltd - 5.0%
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