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Summary

Burke East 1

Burke East 1

Santos Ltd, as Operator on behalf of the interest holders in PPL 12, announces a successful gas exploration well in the South Australian section of the Cooper/Eromanga Basins.

The exploration well, Burke East 1, flowed gas at an estimated rate of 184,000 cubic metres per day (6.5 million cubic feet per day) from reservoir sands in the Late Permian, Toolachee Formation, over the interval 2176-2198m. The test was prematurely curtailed due to mechanical difficulties and a stabilised flow rate was not achieved.

The Burke East 1 well is located 2.3 km northeast of Burke 6 and approximately 75 km east of the Moomba Gas Plant.

The well has reached a total depth of 2651m. The well will be cased and suspended as a future gas producer. The proximity of the discovery to existing infrastructure will allow early connection.

The interest holders in PPL 12 are:

  • Santos Group 59.75%
  • Delhi 20.21%
  • Origin Energy Resources Ltd 13.19%
  • Novus Australia Resources NL 4.75%
  • OMV Group 2.10%