WAPET STARTS UP COWLE FIELD OFF W. AUSTRALIA

West Australian Pty. Ltd. (Wapet) has started production from Cowle field off Western Australia. Output from the 2.6 million bbl field will peak at 8,000 b/d. It is expected to have a 4 year life. Cowle is being produced from an unmanned, one well, monopod platform in 43 ft of water. The well is a horizontal completion in a thin Cretaceous Barrow reservoir. The 3,287 ft displacement is a record for Wapet, which used medium radius drilling the first time off Australia. A 10 km subsea pipeline

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