Abstract

Phillips-Sunray - Queensland American Durabilla No. 1 Well, located 20 miles west of Cecil Plains in Authority to Prospect 7lP, soufu-east Queensland, was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration Limited for Phillips Petroleum Company to a total depth of 4358 feet. Drilling commenced on 16th June, 1962 and was completed on 31st July, 1962. A full programme of logging, testing, and coring was undertaken. The well spudded in Lower Cretaceous-Jurassic Blythesdale Formation and successively penetrated the Jurassic Walloon Formation at 1275 feet; the upper and middle members and part of the lower member of the Lower Jurassic Bundamba Formation**, and entered indurated clastic Carboniferous sediments at 3744 feet. The well was primarily a test of Bundamba sandstone members. The lowermost sandstone unit, equivalent to the producing zone at Moonie, was absent over a Carboniferous basement "high". Durabilla No. 1 was drilled to test a subsurface feature on the Durabilla Anticline which was outlined by photogeological mapping and subsequently investigated in more detail by a seismic survey. The subsurface feature is one of furee small domes on the main anticline and has a closure of 250 feet over an area of about four square miles. Two open hole formation tests, each of 60 minutes duration, were run over the intervals 3026 to 3113 feet (Bundamba Formation, upper member), and 3607 to 3665 feet (Bundamba Formation, lower member). The first test recovered 1916 feet of fresh water, and the second recovered 40 feet of watery drilling fluid. Fifteen cores were cut and the well was logged with wireline tools by Welex Incorporated. No evidence of oil or gas was found during drilling nor in the two successful drillstem tests. The well was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The stratigra};hic drilling operation at Phillips-Sunray - Queensland American Durabilla No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959-1961, from surface to total depth.
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