Abstract

Ooraminna No. 1 Well, located 42 miles south-east of Alice Springs on the Ooraminna Anticline, in the Amadeus Basin of the Northern Territory, was the first oil exploratory test drilled in the Amadeus Basin. The well was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration Limited for Exoil (N. T.) pty Ltd, to a total depth of 6107 feet. Drilling commenced on 24th February, 1963 am was completed on 5th June, 1963. A full programme of logging, coring, and testing was undertaken. The well spudded in the Cambrian Arumbera Sandstone and entered the Upper Proterozoic Pertatataka Formation at 1530 feet, the Areyonga Formation at 3734 feet, and the Bitter Springs Formation at 4406 feet. Drilling stopped at 6107 feet in evaporites of the Bitter Springs Formation. Four drillstem tests were run over intervals between 3761 and 3950 feet. The only successful test was DST. No. 4, over the interval 3761 to 3906 feet in the Areyonga Formation, when a flow of gas (84.2% methane) at a rate of 12,000 cubic feet per day was measured. Salt was foum in the Bitter Springs Formation, in the bottom 162 feet of the hole. The stratigraphic drilling operation at Ooraminna No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959-1961, from surface to total depth.
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