Abstract

Wandagee No. 1 Well was located in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia, approximately 84 miles north-east of Carnarvon. The well was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration CVV.A.) Fty Limited for West Australian Petroleum pty Limited, to a total depth of 3521 feet. Drilling commenced on 25th April, 1962 and was completed on 12th June, 1962. A full programme of logging, testing, and coring was undertaken. The well was sited on a shallow part of the Wandagee Ridge. After drilling through 26 feet of Quaternary sand, the well penetrated 556 feet of a normal Carvarvon Basin sequence of Cretaceous sediments. The Upper Devonian Gneudna Formation was encountered at 591 feet, and this was followed from 912 feet by a section ranging in age from Silurian to possible Ordovician. The well bottomed at 3521 feet in the Tumblagooda Sandstone after drilling through 861 feet of the formation. The primary objective of the well was to investigate the stratigraphy and oil potential of the Devonian and older rocks on a shallow part of the Wandagee Ridge. Traces of gas were observed in the marine siltstone unit at the top of the Tumblagooda Sandstone (2870 to 3098 feet), but no other hydrocarbon shows were recorded. Four drillstem tests recovered only brackish to salt water, The well was completed as a water well for Wandagee Station. The off-structure drilling operation at Wandagee No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959-1961, from surface to total depth.
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1965-01-01T00:00:00

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