Origin Energy Spuds Apium 2 Gas Appraisal Well

Origin Energy reports that operations at the Apium 2 gas appraisal well, located in the onshore Perth Basin Production License L1, have commenced The Century 18 drilling rig is drilling a deviated sidetrack of Apium 1 and is currently re-entering Apium 1 to prepare for the sidetrack.

Apium 2 is located approximately 17 kilometers south-southeast of the township of Dongara. The primary target is the Late Permian Dongara Sandstone.

Apium 2 is to intersect the Dongara Sandstone at 2,752 meters measured depth, approximately 10 meters up dip from the Apium 1 intersection and 70 meters northeast of the surface location.

The well has a planned total depth of approximately 2,812 meters measured depth and is expected to take 13 days to drill and complete.