The Bayu Undan infill program in the Timor Sea has been completed.
The drilling program, completed by the project’s joint venture (JV) partners, consisted of two platform wells and one subsea well connecting to existing offshore infrastructure.
First gas has been achieved from the third and final well of the program, with the whole project now under budget and ahead of schedule.
The development is operated by ConocoPhillips (56.94 per cent), with its JV partners Santos (11.5 per cent), INPEX (11.38 per cent), Eni (10.99 per cent) and Tokyo Timor Sea Resources (9.19 per cent).
Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said the program had been very well executed.
“This drilling campaign has been very successful, providing strong subsurface results, with the whole project having been executed approximately 40 per cent below budget and the final well brought online over three months ahead of schedule,” he said.
“The program’s success means that we have delivered higher liquids production and increased offshore well capacity.
“Operator ConocoPhillips has done an excellent job in executing such an efficient drilling program.”
Santos plans to use the Noble Tom Prosser rig which was used to drill the Bayu Undan wells in 2019 drilling projects, including appraisal of the Dorado oil discovery.
For more information visit the Santos website.
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