No Hydrocarbons at Thistle 1 Well, Offshore Australia

Thistle 1 Exploration Well Reaches Total Depth, Otway Basin, Victoria

Origin Energy, an Australian integrated energy company focused on gas and oil exploration and production, advises that the Thistle 1 exploration well, which spudded on 03:30 hours EDT on Thursday 19 April 2012, has reached a total depth of 2,265mRT. The well is being drilled using the semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Clyde.

No shows were encountered in the objective Waarre Sandstones. Plug and abandonment planning is underway.

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

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Offshore Energy Today Staff, May 15, 2012

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