Kea Petroleum says that Puka-3 well is being plugged and abandoned after reaching a depth of 2,200mMDRT.
The wireline logging encountered a thicker than expected Mount Messenger reservoir section of 30mMD, however the sands were predominantly water wet. An oil water contact was interpreted in the upper part of the sands, significantly shallower than prognosed. The quality of the sands above the contact was deemed not to be commercial and the well will not be completed as a producer.
Puka-3 was a component of Phase I of the farm-in between Kea and MEO Australia Limited, and was drilled as a deviated well approximately 1,475m to the North of the surface location and approximately 500m from the producing Puka-2 well. Elevated mud gas readings were observed while drilling. Three suites of wireline logs were run including borehole image logs and formation pressure testing. Fluid sampling was not attempted due to the deviated nature of the well.