Byron Energy Limited advises that the Byron Energy SM 6 #1 ('SM 6 #1') well located in South Marsh Island Block 6 ('SM 6') has set and tested 8 5/8' surface casing at a depth of 4,463 feet measured depth. Upon testing, a casing shoe test of 14 pounds per gallon was achieved, which exceeded expectations.
On Friday, 6 June 2014 at approximately 12.15 am (USA Central Time) the SM 6 #1 well is drilling ahead in the 7-7/8' hole size at 4,800 feet (1,463 metres) measured depth (4,795 feet true vertical depth).
To date, drilling of SM 6 #1 well is 3-4 days behind the planned days-depth curve, primarily due to mechanical issues. Despite this, the wellbore is in very good condition. In addition, the rig and drilling operation has been inspected by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement personnel on three separate occasions without Byron receiving any citations of incidents or non-compliance.