OMV to plug Whio-1 off Taranaki. No hydrocarbons found

Cue Energy Resources Ltd has been advised by OMV, the Operator of permit PEP 51313, offshore New Zealand, that at 08:10 hours (local time) on Monday 25th August 2014, that the Whio-1 well reached a total depth of 2,824m MDRT (2,683m TVDRT) in the Paleocene Farewell Formation.

OMV to plug Whio-1 off TaranakiSince the previous report, the 12.25″ open hole wireline logging has been completed and plans for abandonment are underway. Cue has been advised by the Operator that the well encountered sandstones in all objectives (Whio A Sandstone, M2A Sandstone, Moki Formation, Mangahewa Formation, Kaimiro Formation, and Farewell Formation) as expected, but could not confirm the presence of commercial hydrocarbons.

Whio-1 is being drilled from the semi-submersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV’ at a surface location 110 km south-west of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand and 4.5 km south-east of the Maari well-head platform.

Cue is free-carried by OMV in the drilling and completion of Whio-1 under the terms of a farm-out agreement signed in December 2012.

Related: OMV spuds well offshore New Zealand


Press Release, August 26, 2014