Area Drilling

Australia Exploratory drilling in the country in the first 9 months of 2002 was at the lowest level for 2 decades, Geoscience Australia reported. Operators drilled 32 offshore and 28 onshore wells in the first 9 months of 2002.The 8 offshore discoveries were Double Island, Victoria, Pedirka, Little Sandy, Hoover, and Exeter oil fields in the Carnarvon basin off Western Australia; Cash oil field in the Bonaparte basin off the Northern Territory; and Casino gas field in the Otway basin off Victoria.The 11 onshore discoveries included Buttress gas field and Port Fairy oil and gas field in the Otway basin in Victoria; Norkam gas field in the Bowen/Surat basin in Queensland; Tellus South, Sto...

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