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Joint venture partner Carnarvon Petroleum announced the assembly running tool has become stuck in the well, preventing any further drilling.
The company will drill a sidetrack in the well to move around the stuck tool.
The well was at a depth of 3706 metres when the drilling took become stuck just after casing was set.
Despite a number of attempts to retrieve the tool, it remained stuck at current depth.
Another 20 days could be added to the schedule of the well, according to the operator, and could also drive the price up.
The well is being drilling using the semi-submersible Atwood Eagle.
It is targeting the interbedded sandstones, siltstones and claystones of the Early to Middle Triassic Lower Keraudren formation and underlying Locker shale.
Apache as the operator holds a 40% interest, while Carnarvon holds 20% interest, with JX Nippon holding 20% and Finder Exploration holding 20%.
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