Noble Bob Douglas Spuds Caravel-1 Well in NZ's Canterbury Basin

Origin Energy Limited (Origin), an Australia-based integrated energy company, announced Wednesday that drilling has commenced in at the Caravel-1 exploration well in petroleum exploration permit 38264 in the Canterbury Basin, off the south eastern coast of New Zealand.

Progress and Status

Origin advises that PEP 38264 operator, Anadarko Petroleum Company, on behalf of the joint venture, commenced drilling the Caravel-1 exploration well at 16:44 hours local time Feb. 10.

Well Type and Location

Caravel-1 is located in the Canterbury Basin offshore New Zealand. The Noble Bob Douglas (UDW drillship) is expected to take about 40 days for this drilling operation, which will reach an expected total depth of 9,186 feet (2,800 meters) subsea in a water depth of feet 3,265 feet (1,105 meters).

PEP 38264 Joint Venture

  • Anadarko New Zealand Company (Operator): 45 percent
  • Origin Energy Limited*: 45 percent
  • Discover Exploration Canterbury NZ BV: 10 percent

* Through its wholly owned subsidiary Origin Energy Resources NZ Limited.


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