Origin Energy, on behalf of the VIC/P43 Joint Venture, advises that the Thistle 1 exploration well, located in Otway Basin, Victoria, has spud on 03:30 hours EDT on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The well is being drilled using the semisubmersible drilling rig Stena Clyde (mid-water semisub).
Origin will only advise the market again when well operations have been completed with a summary of results, or of any event that is material.
Well type and location
Thistle 1 is an exploration well located in exploration permit VIC/P43, operated by Origin some 10 miles (16 kilometers) north-northwest of the Geographe gas field.