Beach spuds in the Cooper

Elliston-2: Drilling underway

Another Cooper basin well has spudded for Beach Energy targeting the Namur sandstone reservoir.

Joint venture partner Cooper Energy announced the Elliston-2 spudded in PPL 249 on the western flank of the basin.

The oil development well is southwest of the Elliston-1 well and is designed to drill to a depth of about 1655 metres.

It is expected to take about one week to complete.

Beach is the operator of the well and holds a 75% interest in the permit, while Cooper holds the other 25%.

The Australian duo had a shocking drilling campaign in PEL 92 with all three wells coming up dry.

The Shelly-1, Morgan-1 and Fishery-1 wells were found to be shy of commercial.

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