Real primes Cooper bit

Rigging up: the Ensign drilling rig 916

Australian explorer Real Energy is preparing to drill its maiden well in the onshore Cooper basin in the Australian state of Queensland.

Real said on Monday that the drilling rig Ensign Rig-916 had been mobilised and was was rigging up at the Tamarama-1 wellsite in ATP 927P.

The well is expected to spud by the end of the week with the objective of confirming the presence of gas in the Toolachee and Patchawarra formations and to determine reservoir production potential.

Subject to results, Real plans to follow up the drilling of Tamarama-1 with the Queenscliff-1 and West Flynnes-1 wells in ATP 927P.

Real holds a 100% interest in three Cooper basin permits, ATP 927P, ATP 917P and ATP 1161P, which cover a combined 8314 square kilometres of the onshore basin.



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