Abstract

Wellington Park No. 1 Well was located in the Gippsland Basin, Victoria, on the south-eastern shore of Lake Wellington. about 25 1/2 miles south-west of Bairnsdale. The well was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration Limited for Woodside (Lakes Entrance) Oil Company No Liability. to a total depth of 12,011 feet. Drilling commenced on 6th December. 1961 and was completed on 3rd April. 1962. A comprehensive programme of drilling engineering, mud logging, coring. cuttings examination. and electric logging was conducted, but no significant shows of oil or gas were encountered. The well penetrated Quaternary sediments from surface to 120 feet. Tertiary sediments from 120 to 3370 feet. and Mesozoic non-marine sediments from 3370 feet. and bottomed in the Lower Cretaceous - (?)Jurassic Strzelecki Group at 12,011 feet. Palaeozoic rocks. one of the main objectives. were not reached because of the extreme thickness of the Mesozoic section. Five open hole formation tests over various intervals between 7348 and 9930 feet were undertaken, but only three were successful. These tests produced mud filtrate, mud, and formation water. The well was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole on 7th April, 1962. The stratigraphic drilling operation at Wellington Park No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959. from 3391 feet to total depth.
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