Exoma Energy Limited has spudded Darr-1, the second well to the Galilee Joint Venture's 2012 exploration program. Darr-1 will be a core well sampling the shale oil/gas in the Toolebuc shale.
This well will provide further data for Exoma's evaluation of the oil and gas resource in the Toolebuc Shale. Analysis of this core will provide information on the distrubution of shale properties needed for appraisal of the shale resource identified by the Bessien/Euston/Katherine well in 2011.
The well has been located to provide a low-cost secondary test of the southern extent the Toolbuc shale. No coal is expected to be encountered by this well, but the log data will provide contirmation of the structural geology that affects the Bradley Creek-1 CSG well, to be drilled later in this year.