Cooper Begins Butlers-4 Drilling
Cooper Energy Limited announced that the Butlers-4 appraisal/development well in PEL92 spudded at 11:30 pm Sunday. The current operation is drilling ahead in the surface hole at 135 meters.
Butlers-4 is the third appraisal/development well on the Butlers Oil Field in the current PEL92 drilling program. Butlers-4 is targeting the Namur oil reservoir in the crestal part of the field 0.26km to the southeast of the Butlers-1 discovery well. The well will be drilled to a total depth of about 1,390 meters and is expected to take 9 days to drill and complete.
The Butlers oil field is currently producing approximately 1,400 barrels of oil per day from the Namur reservoir from the Butlers-1 well with Butlers-2 and Butlers-3 yet to be completed. It is expected that Butlers-4 will accelerate production as well as draining previously unaccessed reserves. The Butlers surface facilities will be upgraded to handle the increased production. Oil production from Butlers is exported via the pipeline to Tantanna and then exported to Moomba.