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Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week Ending 11 November 2009
Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week Ending 11 November 2009

Adelaide, Nov 12, 2009 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Beach Petroleum Limited (ASX:BPT)(PINK:BEPTF) drilling report for the week ending 11 November. Highlights of the week's activities include:

Egypt - North Shadwan Concession - Gulf of Suez

The NS377-3 field development well (Beach 20%) has been cased and the 145 metre gross vertical oil column intersected by the well is being perforated for future oil production.

The NS 394-3 [Burtocal North-1] oil exploration well (Beach 20%) has reached final total depth of 3659 metres. The well is being plugged and abandoned having failed to encounter significant hydrocarbons.

Arrowie Basin (South Australia) - Paralana-2 Geothermal Exploration Well

The Paralana-2 geothermal exploration well has reached target TD of 4012 metres and the formation evaluation program is being planned.
--------------------------------------Well                    Participants--------------------------------------Paralana-2              BPT*    21.00%GEL 178                 PTR     69.00%Geothermal Exploration  TRU     10.00%Arrowie Basin, SA-------------------------------------------------------Weekly Progress & Summary               Primary Targets-------------------------------------------------------Report Time: 0600 hrs (CST) 11/11/2009  Upper CannanaDepth:       4012m (TD)                 or Bolla BollanaOperation:   Conditioning mud prior to             running wire line logs and             conducting temperature surveys.Progress:    148m--------------------------------------Well                    Participants--------------------------------------NS 394-3                BPT     20.00%(Burtocal-Nth)          BP*     50.00%Oil Exploration         TOE     30.00%North Shadwan, Egypt-------------------------------------------------------Weekly Progress & Summary                Primary Targets-------------------------------------------------------                                           Report Time: 0600hrs (local) 10/11/2009  Nubia SandstoneDepth:       3659m (TD)Operation:   Running plug and abandoment program.Progress:    61m--------------------------------------Well                    Participants--------------------------------------NS 377-3                BPT     20.00%Oil Development         BP*     50.00%North Shadwan           TOE     30.00%Egypt----------------------------------------------------------Weekly Progress & Summary                 Primary Targets----------------------------------------------------------Report Time: 0600 hrs (local) 10/11/2009  Kareem FormationDepth:       2872m  (1792m TVDSS)Operation:   Running completion operations.Progress:    0m--------------------------------------Well                    Participants--------------------------------------Dullingari-40DW1        BPT     20.21%PPL 12                  STO*    66.60%Gas Development         ORG     13.19%C/E Basin, SA-------------------------------------------------------Weekly Progress & Summary               Primary Targets-------------------------------------------------------Report Time: 0600 hrs (CST) 11/11/2009  Patchawarra FormationDepth:       2465mOperation:   Drilling ahead in the Patchawarra Formation.Progress:    908m(s)   Secondary Targets(*)   OperatorBPT   Beach Petroleum LtdORG   Origin Energy Resources LtdBP    BP Exploration (Delta)PTR   Petratherm LtdTRU   TRUenergy Pty LtdSTO   Santos LimitedTOE   TriOcean Energy

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