Site works have been completed at EP 447 by joint venture (JV) operator Strike Energy, in preparation for the arrival of the Ensign Rig 970 and the drilling of the Walyering-5 appraisal well.
The Walyering project is located in the onshore Perth Basin within the EP 447 permit area, of which JV partner Talon Energy has a 45 per cent interest.
The JV is currently awaiting the release of Ensign Rig 970 from the Lockyer Deep well to the north in order to begin works.
Upon release, Talon expects it will take around two weeks to mobilise to site and set up ahead of drilling commencing.
Talon managing director David Casey said that despite delays to mobilisation, operations are otherwise moving smoothly for the company.
“While the delays in the mobilisation of Ensign Rig 970 to Walyering are unavoidable and outside the JV operator, Strike Energy’s control, we have used the time to ensure that all contingencies have been considered and that we are fully prepared for the rig’s arrival on site,” said Casey.
“This is an exciting time for Talon as we prepare to drill our maiden Perth Basin well.
“At the same time, we continue to increase our technical understanding of the Condor Structure, which has the potential to yield significant additional upside in the event of drilling success at Walyering.”
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