Karoon finds oil, gas traces at Kangaroo-2. Drilling continues
Karoon Gas has informed that its Kangaroo-2 well, offshore Brazil penetrated the target Paleocene reservoir at 1,660 mRT as indicated by increased LWD resistivity readings, elevated gas readings and oil shows seen in mud log cuttings from the reservoir section consistent with reservoir descriptions from Kangaroo-1.
Drilling will continue to total depth before running wireline logging designed to confirm the presence and extent of the hydrocarbon column. Coring and flow testing is expected to be undertaken upon a successful outcome from wireline logging. Since the 14 November 2014 Progress Report, BOP and equipment testing was completed, the cement shoe drilled out and drilling in the 12-1/4″ hole section started.
The Kangaroo-2 appraisal well is located in block S-M-1165 and is the first well in the current Santos Basin exploration and appraisal drilling campaign.
The well is designed to confirm the size of the oil column, the presence and size of a possible gas cap, reservoir continuity and properties, and flow rates for the Kangaroo oil discovery. Karoon says that this information will be crucial for assessing the commerciality of the Kangaroo oil field and, upon success, will be the basis for the Front End Engineering and Design (‘FEED’) phase bringing the project a step closer to commerciality.
The well is located approximately 300 metres updip from Kangaroo-1 and will test the thick reservoir sequence observed in all surrounding wells. Karoon is targeting a 350 metre plus gross hydrocarbon column in this well.
Karoon holds a 65% interest in and is operator of the jointly held S-M-1165 block, Santos Basin. The ‘Olinda Star’ semi-submersible drilling rig is drilling the appraisal well.