Santos Ltd, as Operator for the Patchawarra Southwest Block, announces a new pool gas discovery in the South Australian section of the Cooper/Eromanga Basins.
The exploration well, Nephrite South 1 flowed gas at 105,500 cubic metres per day (3.725 million cubic feet per day) plus minor condensate, from reservoir sands in the Early Permian Patchawarra Formation over the interval 2784-2808 m. The test was run through a 13mm (0.5″) surface choke.
Nephrite South 1 follows on from the discovery of the Nephrite 1 gas field in January 1997.
Nephrite South 1 well is located 3.5 km south of the Nephrite field and approximately 55km northwest of the Moomba Gas Plant.
The well will drill ahead through further potential pay zones to a total depth of 3249m.
The interest holders in the Patchawarra Southwest Block are:
- Santos Group 59.75%
- Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd 20.21%
- Boral Energy Resources Limited 13.19%
- Crusader Resources NL 4.75%
- Basin Oil NL 2.10%