Magellan Petroleum Announces Weekly Drilling Report Cabbots-1 – Cooper Basin SAadmin
Magellan Petroleum Corporation (Nasdaq: MPET – News; ASX: MGN – News; “Magellan”) announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited (“MPAL”) advises the following drilling report. The Cabbots-1 exploration well spudded in PEL 107 at 09:00 hrs (CST) on December 5, 2006. At 06:00 hrs (CST) on December 13, the well was at a depth of 2,248 meters and drilling ahead in the Patchawarra Formation.
The Cabbots-1 exploration well is located in PEL 107 and the well is planned to a Total Depth of 2,440 meters with the primary objective being oil in the Patchawarra Formation. The Cabbots Prospect is a lower Patchawarra on-lap oil play, with a four way dip closure.
Magellan is participating in the well under a farmin arrangement with Great Artesian Oil and Gas and will earn a 30 percent interest in any commercial discovery. On completion of the funding of this well, Magellan will become a 20 percent participating interest holder in the PEL 107 joint
venture and permit.
Petroleum Title: PEL 107, South Australia Location: Approximately 7 km east, southeast of the Tantanna and Taloola oil fields Coordinates: Latitude: 28 degrees 11′ 22.14″ South Longitude: 139 degrees 40′ 37.42″ East (GDA 94) JV Operator: Beach Petroleum Ltd Drilling Rig: Century Rig 3 Proposed Total Depth: 2,440 meters RT Objectives: Primary – Patchawarra Formation Secondary – Poolowanna Formation, Tirrawarra Sandstone Operations for period: Cabbots-1 spudded at 09:00 hrs (CST) on December 5, 2006 and at 06:00 hrs on December 13, (CST) was at a depth of 2,248 meters RT.
Progress for Period: 1,727 meters.
Participants in Cabbots-1 are:
Magellan Petroleum Corporation 30.0 percent * Beach Petroleum Limited (Operator) 40.0 percent
Great Artesian Oil and Gas Limited 30.0 percent
(* subject to a farmin arrangement with Great Artesian)
Magellan will issue routine weekly drilling reports during its 2006 Cooper Basin drilling program.
Forward Looking Statements
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Source: Magellan Petroleum Corporation