Australian Worldwide Exploration ("AWE") on behalf of the Hovea joint venture, reported that the Hovea-13 well had drilled ahead to a measured depth of 1,886 meters. Progress for the week was 542 meters.
Delays were encountered waiting on essential rig equipment and well repairs.
Hovea-13 is an oil development well on the Hovea oilfield, which is located in L1, approximately 16 kilometers east south east of Dongara. Hovea-13 will target the Dongara Sandstone in a seismically mapped near crestal location within the central portion of the Hovea oil field. Hovea-13 has a planned total measured depth of approximately 2,200 meters.
This well is the first of a planned 4-well drilling campaign to be undertaken by AWE and Joint Venturers in the region.
Joint Venturers in the Hovea oil field are:
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