Origin Energy has commenced drilling the appraisal well Jingemia 2 located in the onshore Perth Basin Exploration Permit 413. The appraisal well is being drilled from the Jingemia 1 production facility at high angle to target the Dongara Sandstone oil reservoir approximately 1 kilometer southeast of the Jingemia 1 discovery well. The well is being located to intersect the edge of the Jingemia Field as currently mapped. The aim of the well is to better define the field oil water contact, give greater confidence to field reserves and provide a point for water injection into the reservoir to provide pressure support.
Participants in EP 413 and Jingemia 2 are Origin Energy as operator with 49.189%; Hardman Oil & Gas with 22.376%; AWE with 15.245%; Victoria Petroleum with 5%; Voyager Energy with 6.27%; Norwest Energy with 1.278%; Roc Oil with 0.250% and John Kevin Geary with 0.142%.