Santos Spuds Henry-2 Pilot Well, Drilling Ahead



AWE reported that the Henry Field development drilling program has commenced with the drilling of Henry-2 pilot well on August 24, 2008. At 0600 hours today, the rig was drilling ahead from 581 meters after setting surface conductor at a measured depth of 132 meters.

The Henry-2 pilot well is designed to confirm the quality, thickness and structural elevation of the Waarre "A" Sandstone gas reservoir intersected in the Henry-1 discovery well which is located about 3.5km SE of this pilot hole. This well will be drilled to a planned total depth of 2,047 meters.

The Henry-2 DW1 sidetracked development well will follow immediately after this pilot hole. Henry-2 is located in VIC/P 44, approximately 12 kilometers north west of the Casino gas field. Henry-2 is the last well in the current drilling program, and will develop the Henry field discovered by Henry 1 well in July 2005. Prior to the current well, the Pecten East-1 exploration well, Netherby-1 exploration well and Netherby-1 DW1 development well were drilled. Pecten East-1 was plugged and abandoned having encountered residual gas. Netherby-1 was a successful exploration well which was immediately followed by a successful development well Netherby-1 DW1.

Participants in VIC/P 44 are:

  • AWE 25.0%
  • Santos Limited (Operator) 50.0%
  • Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd. 25.0%

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