Abstract

Union-Kern-A.O.G. Flinton No. 1 Well was drilled by Union Oil Development Corporation in the south-western part of the Surat Basin, Queensland. The well, located approximately eight miles east-south-east of Flinton and 44 miles south-west of U.K.A. Cabawin No. I, was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration Limited for Union Oil Development Corporation to a total depth of 9123 feet. Drilling commenced on 10th August, 1963 and was completed on 11th September, 1963. A full programme of logging, testing, and coring was undertaken. The well penetrated 2685 feet of shales with minor sands of the Lower Cretaceous Roma Formation; 2384 feet of sandstone with interbedded siltstone, claystone, and shale of the Jurassic Blythesdale Formation; 668 feet of the Walloon Formation; 565 feet of the Hutton Sandstone; 888 feet of Evergreen Shale and Precipice Sandstone equivalents; 718 feet of the Triassic Wandoan Formation equivalent; 392 feet of the Triassic Cabawin Formation; 563 feet of the Permian Kianga Formation; 167 feet of the Permian Back Creek Formation; and 93 feet of Permo-Carboniferous Kuttung Formation in which the well bottomed at 9123 feet. Flinton No. 1 was drilled to test the hydrocarbon potential of a closed seismic structure. At the location of the well, the "G" Horizon structure map, which represents the structure on a stratigraphic level approximately at the top of the Precipice Sandstone, indicates a closure of about 100 feet over an area of about eleven square miles. No significant oil or gas shows were recorded. A drillstem test of the interval 7817 to 7845 feet was abortive because of packer failure. The well was then plugged below 4490 feet and leased for conversion to a water well. The stratigraphic drilling operation at Union-Kern-A.O.G. Flinton No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959-1961, from surface to total depth.
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