Maitland-2 Appraisal Well Spudded

Tap Oil reports that the Maitland-2 appraisal well, located in permit WA-33-R, offshore Australia has been spud. The well will be drilled to approximately 1,400 meters measured depth and is expected to take four days to drill.

The Maitland-2 well will be drilled vertically, then sidetracked in order to collect conventional core. The Maitland-2 wellbore will then be sidetracked and a horizontal section of around 4-500 meters is planned to be drilled. This horizontal section will then be flow tested to establish potential development production rates. The flow testing program is expected to commence in around 2-3 weeks time.

Partners in WA-33-R are Apache with 48.815%; Tap with 22.474%; Pan Pacific with 10% and Santos with 18.711%.

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