Drilling of the high-impact Cervantes-1 oil well in the Perth Basin which targets net 4.6MMbbl of oil to Metgasco is progressing – like a well-oiled drill.

The well is currently at a depth of 2,050m and is expected to intersect the primary target Permian Dongara, Kingia and High Cliff sandstone reservoirs later this week.

Metgasco (ASX:MEL), which is funding 50% of the well, to earn a 30% interest in L14 Cervantes Joint Venture, had previously noted the well targets a high side fault trap similar to other fields in the Basin.

Cervantes-1 is targeting  three Permian sandstone reservoirs  which have been prolific producers in the Perth Basin.

Cervantes-1, which has an estimated pre-drill chance of success of 28%, will be drilled to a total depth of 2,613MD BRT

Should the well be successful, development is all but certain – given high oil prices and its proximity to the existing Jingemia production facilities.




This article was developed in collaboration with Metgasco, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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