Oil Search Spuds Kidukidu 1 Well in the Gulf of Papua

Oil Search reported that the Stena Clyde semisubmersible has spud the Kidukidu 1 well Aug. 3. The well is located offshore Papua New Guinea (PNG) in PPL 385 in the Gulf of Papua.

As at 06:00 hours PNG time Aug. 8, the well was at a depth of 2,323 feet (708 meters) and installing the Blowout Preventer (BOP), having set a 30 inch conductor at 525 feet (160 meters) and 20 inch casing at 262 feet (702 meters).

The Kidukidu prospect, which lies 167 miles (268 kilometers) west-northwest of Port Moresby, is in a water depth of 322 feet (98 meters). The primary objective is a submarine, basin-slope fan sandstone of Pleistocene age. The well’s planned depth is approximately 9,186 feet (2,800 meters) and it is expected to take 35-40 days to drill.

Kidukidu 1 is the third and final well to be drilled in the current Oil Search offshore campaign.

The participants in Kidukidu 1 are:

  • Oil Search (PNG) Limited - 100 percent
  • Total : 100 percent


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