ConocoPhillips has completed drilling on its first well in the Barossa field – and is planning to move the rig for a second well.
This was revealed by Santos in its first quarter activities report released today.
The Barossa Caldita assets are located in the Timor Sea, and the appraisal drilling campaign began in January 2017.
In 2016 the company reported that significant accumulations of natural gas had been confirmed in the permit area, and they wanted to explore whether the resources could be commercially developed.
Santos said: “The Barossa field continues to be progressed for Darwin LNG backfill. During the first quarter, a two-well appraisal campaign began on the Barossa field.
“The first well, Barossa-5, was successfully completed and analysis is ongoing. The well is currently being plugged and abandoned as planned and once complete, the rig will move across to the second well, Barossa-6.”