Cyclone Warnings Suspend Offshore Australia Drilling for Roc Oil

Roc Oil (WA) Pty Limited reports that the Premium WilCraft jack-up drilling rig has drilled the Frankland-2 appraisal well in the Perth Basin offshore Western Australia to a depth of 1,579 mBRT, after setting 340mm casing at 1026 mBRT.

As of February 20, 2008, drilling operations have been temporarily suspended due to a cyclone warning. In the event that cyclonic activity increases, as per standard operating procedures non-essential crew will be transported to shore and remaining crew will undertake storm preparations and other duties as required.

Frankland-2 is an appraisal well approximately one kilometer north-east of the 2007 Frankland-1 gas discovery and is the second of the planned two well exploration/appraisal program in the region. Frankland-2 is scheduled to reach the proposed total depth of 2,278 meters by the end of February, 2008.

Participating Interests in the WA-286-P joint venture are: Roc Oil (WA) Pty Limited, 37.5%; AWE Oil (Western Australia) Pty Ltd, 27.5%; ARC Energy (Offshore PB) Limited, 30.0%; CIECO Exploration and Production (Australia) Pty Ltd, 5.0%.

For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Field Maintenance Controls Technician
Expertise: Maintenance Technician|Rig Mechanic
Location: Eighty Four, PA
Maintenance Supervisor - Drilling
Expertise: Maintenance Manager|Rig Mechanic
Location: Eighty Four, PA
United States Odessa: Integrated Service Coordinator
Expertise: HSE Manager / Advisor
Location: Odessa, LA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $51.78/BBL 0.77%
Light Crude Oil : $50.85/BBL 0.83%
Natural Gas : $2.99/MMBtu 4.77%
Updated in last 24 hours