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Karoon receives semisub for Santos Basin spud offshore Brazil

24th October 2014

Karoon Gas has received the Olinda Star semi-submersible drilling rig from Petrobras and is preparing to spud the first Kangaroo-2 well oshore Brazil

Karoon receives semisub for Santos Basin spud offshore Brazil
The Kangaroo-2 appraisal well is located approximately 300-metres updip from Kangaroo-1 and will test the thick reservoir sequence observed in all surrounding wells

The rig is currently in the Campos Basin and expected to be on location in the Santos Basin running anchors in the next few days with a likely spud date for the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well during the second week of November.

The Kangaroo-2 appraisal well is designed to confirm the following properties for the Kanargoo oil discovery:

Karoon plans to test the size of the oil column, the presence and size of a possible gas cap, reservoir continuity and properties and the flow rates.

This information will be crucial for assessing the commerciality of the Kangaroo oil field and, which upon success, will be the basis for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase bringing the project a step closer to commerciality.

The Kangaroo-2 appraisal well is located approximately 300-metres updip from Kangaroo-1 and will test the thick reservoir sequence observed in all surrounding wells. It is anticipated that a 350-metre plus gross hydrocarbon column will be intersected in this well. 

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