Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week ending 30 September 2009
Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week ending 30 September 2009
Adelaide, Oct 1, 2009 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT)(PINK:BEPTF) drilling report for the week ending 30 September. Highlights of the week's activities include:

Egypt - North Shadwan Concession - Gulf of Suez

The NS 394-3 [Burtocal North] oil exploration well (Beach 20%) is drilling ahead at a depth of 2117 metres in the South Gharib Formation. The primary reservoir target is the Nubia Formation.

The NS 377-3 oil field production well (Beach 20%) is in the final stages of a pre-operational rig audit. The rig is on location and the conductor pipe has been installed. The well is to be an extended reach well drilled from an onshore location to intersect the offshore Kareem Formation oil pool 150 metres north of the discovery well.

Beach Petroleum Operated Cooper / Eromanga Exploration (PEL 218)

Wakefield-1 (Beach 23.33% in Post Permian JV), has been cased and suspended pending further evaluation to establish whether commercial hydrocarbons have been intersected by the well. The Ensign 30 rig was released on 26 September, marking the end of a successful, nine well exploration campaign in the Eromanga Basin, operated by Beach Petroleum.
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Well                Participants
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Wakefield-1         BPT*    23.33%
PEL 218             ADE     10.00%
Oil Exploration     ICN***  33.33%
Eromanga Basin, SA  DEK***   5.02%
                    WEL***   5.02%
                    BUY**   23.28%
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Weekly Progress & Summary             Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 (CST) 30/09/2009    Namur Sandstone
Depth:       2298m (TD)               Hutton Sandstone
Operation:   Well has been cased and
             suspended pending
             further evaluation.
Progress:    0m

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Well                    Participants
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Paralana-2              BPT*  21.00%
GEL 178                 PTR   69.00%
Geothermal Exploration  TRU   10.00%
Arrowie Basin, SA
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Weekly Progress & Summary             Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 hrs(CST) 30/09/2009 Upper Cannana
Depth:       2851m                    or Bolla Bollana
Operation:   Drilling ahead.
Progress:    74m

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Well                  Participants
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NS 394-3               BPT  20.00%
(Burtocal-Nth)         BP*  50.00%
Oil Exploration Well   TOE  30.00%
N. Shadwan, Egypt
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Weekly Progress & Summary               Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600hrs(local) 29/09/2009  Nubia Sandstone
Depth:       2117m                      Matulla Sandstone
Operation:   Drilling ahead in South
             Gharib Formation.
Progress:    802m

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Well               Participants
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NS 377-3           BPT     20.00%
Oil Development    BP*     50.00%
North Shadwan      TOE     30.00%
Egypt
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Weekly Progress & Summary                Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 hrs(local) 29/09/2009  Kareem Formation
Depth:
Operation:   Conducting rig audit.
Progress:    0m

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Well               Participants
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Surlow-2           BPT     23.20%
PL 205             STO*    60.06%
Gas Development    ORG     16.74%
C/E Basin, QLD
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Weekly Progress & Summary             Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 hrs(CST)30/09/2009  Patchawarra Formation
Depth:       2418m (TD)               Birkhead Formation (s)
Operation:   Cased and suspended as a
             future Patchawarra
             Formation gas producer.
Progress:    395m

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Well               Participants
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Bobs Well-2        BPT     20.21%
PPL 89             STO*    66.60%
Gas Development    ORG     13.19%
C/E Basin, SA
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Weekly Progress & Summary             Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 hrs(CST) 30/09/2009 Patchawarra Formation
Depth:       2530m
Operation:   Running in hole with
             coring assembly.
Progress:    1714m

(s)    Secondary Targets
ORG    Origin Energy Resources Ltd
BPT    Beach Petroleum Ltd
ICN    Icon Energy Ltd
ADE    Adelaide Energy Ltd
ORG    Origin Energy Resources Ltd
BP     BP Exploration (Delta)
PTR    Petratherm Ltd
BUY    Bounty Oil & Gas NL
STO    Santos Limited
COE    Cooper Energy
TOE    TriOcean Energy
CUE    Cue Energy Resources
TRU    TRUenergy Pty Ltd
DEK    Deka Resources Pty Ltd
WEL    Well Traced Pty Ltd
EXO    Exoil Ltd
** Bounty Oil & Gas NL earning 23.28% interest in Post Permian strata in PEL 218 through Deka and Well Traced upon completion of drilling of Wakefield-1 and execution of assignment documentation.

*** Icon, Well Traced and Deka earning additional interests in Post Permian strata in PEL 218 through Beach upon completion of drilling of Wakefield-1 and execution of assignment documentation. Participation interests shown are final interests that will be earned (include Deka and Well Traced farmouts to Bounty).

About Beach Energy Limited

Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) is a long established oil and gas Exploration and Production Company, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

 


Contact

Hector Gordon
Chief Operating Officer
TEL: +61-8-8338-2833



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