Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week ending 16 December 2009
Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) Weekly Drilling Report Week ending 16 December 2009
Adelaide, Dec 16, 2009 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT)(PINK:BEPTF) drilling report for the week ending 16 December, 2009 are attached. Highlights of the week's activities include:

Arrowie Basin (South Australia) -

Paralana-2 Geothermal Exploration Well

Paralana-2 (GEL 178) has been successfully cased and cemented to a depth of 3725 metres and the rig was released on 12 December. The evaluation program for Paralana-2 is to continue early in 2010 to determine the static temperature and rock properties of the basal interval of the well (Beach, well Operator, earning 21%).

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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)16/12/2009   Bolla Bollana Formation
Depth:       4012m (TD)
Operation:   Well has been cased to depth of 3725 metres.  Rig
             was released on 12 December.
Progress:    0m

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Well                    Participants
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Burke-11                BPT     20.21%
PPL 12                  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)16/12/2009   Epsilon Formation,
Depth:       2504m                   Patchawarra Formation
Operation:   Drilling ahead in the
             Patchawarra Formation.
Progress:    1700m

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Well                    Participants
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Narcoonowie-8           BPT     20.21%
PPL 114                 STO*    66.60%
Oil 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)16/12/2009   Birkhead Formation,
Depth:       942m                      Murta/McKinlay
Operation:   Drilling ahead in the
             Early Cretaceous.
Progress:    942m

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Well                    Participants
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Tickalara-21            BPT     30.00%
PL 34                   STO*    70.00%
Oil Development
C/E Basin, QLD
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Weekly Progress & Summary              Primary Targets
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Report Time: 0600 hrs(CST)16/12/2009   McKinlay Member,
Depth:       1417m                     Namur Sandstone
Operation:   Drilling ahead in the
             Westbourne Formation.
Progress:    1417m

(s)    Secondary Targets
(*)    Operator
BPT    Beach Energy Ltd
ORG    Origin Energy Resources Ltd
TRU    TRUenergy Pty Ltd
PTR    Petratherm Ltd
STO    Santos Limited


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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