Callawonga-18 being cased and suspended as a future oil producer By Martin Kovacs, 30 May 2017

Cooper Energy has advised that the Callawonga-18 appraisal and development well, drilled by the PEL 92 joint venture (Cooper 25%, Beach Energy 75% and operator) in PPL 220 in the South Australian Cooper Basin, is being cased and suspended as a future oil producer.

Cooper advised that Callawonga-18, a deviated well drilled to a total depth of 1,582 m, encountered its primary target, the McKinlay Member Sandstone, 1.8 m high to prognosis, with a 2.4 m gross thickness and 2.1 m of net oil pay in a clean sand.

Callawonga-18 is the second of a five-well campaign, with the third well, Callawonga-15, to be spudded from the same drillpad upon the completion of Callawonga-18, Cooper stated.