Beach Petroleum Spuds Middleton-1 Exploration Well

Beach Petroleum has spud the Middleton-1 gas exploration well located within PEL 106, Cooper-Eromanga Basin, South Australia.

Middleton-1 is located approximately 5 kilometers to the northwest of the Raven Gas Field and 6 kilometers southeast of the recent Udacha-1 gas discovery. The well will test the hydrocarbon potential of a faulted anticlinal closure at the Patchawarra level. Secondary potential exists in the Toolachee and Epsilon formations and Tirrawarra Sandstone. Its planned total depth is 2895 meters and the well is expected to take about 20 days to drill and evaluate.

Participants in the Middleton-1 well are Beach Petroleum as operator with 50% and Great Artesian Oil & Gas with 50%.