The well is located in TL/1, 3.8 kilometers northeast of the Linda gas and condensate field and 20 kilometers northeast of Varanus Island offshore Australia.
The Dawn-1 exploration well was drilled to investigate an interpreted gas accumulation similar to the nearby Linda gas condensate field. While a 33 meter gas column was discovered, it remains to be determined if it will be a viable tie-in to the proposed Linda gas and condensate field development due to the indicated poorer reservoir quality at the Dawn-1 location. In order to reach that decision further analysis of the expected flow characteristics areal extent and thickness of the sand will be carried out. Regardless, Tap Oil believes that Dawn-1 has again proven the potential for stratigraphically trapped hydrocarbons in the Biggada sandstones where numerous prospects have been mapped.
The Dawn-1 exploration well will be plugged and abandoned as planned. The next wells in the program will be Toobada-1 (WA-192-P, Tap 13.7723%) and Montgomery-1 (WA-149-P, Tap 22.474%), the order and timing of which will be subject to sea state and weather conditions.
Harriet Joint Venture Participants are: Apache as Operator with 68.5%; Kufpec Australia with 19.2771% and Tap Oil with the remaining 12.2229%.
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