Area Drilling

AustraliaEmpire Oil & Gas NL, Perth, is to drill near Australia's first significant post-World War II oil discovery at Rough Range on the Exmouth Peninsula.Empire has a 100% interest in permit EP 41 Part 3 and has received approval to drill on the highest mapped culmination in Rough Range field. The well is to spud in April, going to 1,150 m to test Cretaceous Birdrong and Wogatti sandstone reservoirs. Empire mapped a separate anticline 2 km south.West Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd. discovered Rough Range in 1953. The field has not produced commercially. The discovery well flowed 1,600 b/d from an 8 m oil zone. Ten appraisal wells were dry or found only traces of oil.Empire calculated...

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