Buru strikes oil at well in Western Australia
SYDNEY, January 7, 2016 – Buru Energy has hit oil at the Ungani Far West 1 well in Western Australia, the local oil and gas company stated Thursday.
The well, situated in production licence L21, recovered an oil sample from the Anderson Formation at a depth of about 1,500 metres. A recent analysis indicates a potential oil column of at least 14 metres, of which more than 4 metres is net pay.
“This is an excellent outcome for the Ungani area and the Canning Basin generally with an oil discovery in a new play for the Ungani area,” Buru Energy executive chairman Eric Streitberg said in the statement.
While oil has been produced from the Anderson Formation, that was on the Kennard Shelf located more than 125 kilometres from the recent discovery.
Buru Energy and local upstream company Diamond Resources each have a 50-percent stake in the well.
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