Tap Oil Limited (ASX Code: TAP) provides the following update on the Tallaganda-1 exploration well in permit WA-351-P offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia.
Location / Proposed Depth
The Tallaganda-1 well is located within permit WA-351-P, of the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The well is being drilled in 1,141 m of water and the primary Mungaroo Formation target will be intersected at approximately 3,800 m below sea level. Additional Mungaroo targets will see the well drilled to a depth of approximately 4,250 m below sea level.
During the period from 0600 hours WST on 7 March 2012 to 0600 hours WST on 14 March 2012, testing of the blowout preventers (BOP) was completed. Due to a potential developing cyclone, operations were suspended on 8 March and the rig has been secured and
On resumption of operations, the well will be drilled ahead in 311.15 mm (121/4”) hole to test the primary and secondary targets. Following evaluation the well will be plugged and abandoned in the normal course of offshore operations.