Apr 12 - Thistle 1 Exploration Well Spuds, Otway Basin, Victoria

Source Press Release
Company Origin Energy LimitedBenaris International Pty LtdToyota Tsusho Corporation 
Tags Upstream Activities
Date April 20, 2012

Origin Energy, on behalf of the VIC/P43 Joint Venture, advises that the Thistle 1 exploration well has spudded on 03:30 hours EDT on Thursday 19 April 2012. The well is being drilled using the semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Clyde.

Origin will only advise the market again when well operations have been completed with a summary of results, or of any event that is material.

Well type and location

Thistle 1 is an exploration well located in exploration permit VIC/P43, operated by Origin some 16km north-northwest of the Geographe gas field.

Thistle 1 is a vertical well. The final surface location is:

Latitude:  38° 57’ 59.857” S 
Longitude:  142° 53’ 27.748” E 

Planned total depth of the well is 2,559mRT (2,534mTVDSS). The well will be plugged and abandoned after the evaluation program is completed.

VIC/P43 Participating Interests:

Origin Energy Resources Ltd * - Operator 67.23% 
Benaris Exploration (Otway) Pty Ltd 27.77% 
Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Otway Limited 5.0% 
* a wholly owned subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited
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