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    Central Petroleum spuds unconventional gas well in Queensland

    Central Petroleum Ltd.

    Central Petroleum Ltd. says that drilling began July 20 at the Whiteley-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP912 of the Southern Georgina Basin in Queensland, Australia.

    The Whiteley-1 well is the first of a program of unconventional gas exploration wells operated by Central (via subsidiary Merlin Energy Pty Ltd in partnership with international energy company Total) and is to be drilled using Enerdrill Rig 2. The second well in the program, Gaudi-1, is scheduled to spud in mid-September in ATP909.

    Each well is expected to be drilled to a total depth of approximately 8,202 to 9,514 feet (2,500 to 2,900 meters), respectively, and will be extensively cored. They are estimated to be drilled and cased in approximately 60 days.

     

     

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