Callawonga campaign progresses: Callawonga-16 to be cased and suspended as a future producer By Martin Kovacs, 13 Jun 2017

Cooper Energy has advised that the Callawonga-16 development well, drilled by the PEL 92 joint venture (Cooper 25%, and Beach Energy 75% and operator) in PPL 220 in the South Australian Cooper Basin, will be cased and suspended as a future oil producer.

The fourth of a five-well campaign, drilled to a total depth of 1,486 m, Callawonga-16's primary target, the McKinlay Member Sandstone, was encountered 1 m low to prognosis, with 2.3 m gross thickness and an interpreted 2 m of net oil pay in a clean sand, Cooper advised, with the Namur Sandstone also intersected 1 m low to prognosis, with an interpreted 1.8 m of net oil pay.

Cooper stated that following completion of casing and suspension operations, the remaining well of the campaign will be drilled from the same location, where the interpreted structural high of the field will be further developed.