Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, made a natural gas discovery at Tarantula Deep 1 in October. The well, drilled with the Ventia 106 rig onshore North Perth basin in Western Australia, reached total depth of 4,121 m on Oct. 14, 2023.
The well intersected a 63-m gross section of high quality Kingia Sandstone reservoir comparable to the offset well Beharra Springs Deep 1, the company said in an October release (OGJ Online, Dec. 16, 2019).
“Two gas discoveries from our first three operated exploration wells is a great start to the campaign,” said interim chief executive officer Bruce Clement in a mid-October release. In August, Beach Energy discovered gas the Trigg Northwest 1 well in exploration license EP 320 in the basin (OGJ Online, Aug. 21, 2023).
Tarantula Deep 1 intersected a gas water contact within the Kingia reservoir, with net gas pay of 10 m above the contact confirmed by gas sampling. The well was drilled down-dip to identify the depth of gas water contact, provide greater certainty of recoverable gas in place, and facilitate optimal development planning, the operator continued.
The well will be suspended to allow for future development.
“The results at Tarantula Deep 1 have improved our understanding of the Kingia reservoir extent in the Beharra Springs area and give us greater confidence in future development and near field exploration within the immediate region,” Clement said.