Abstract

Alice No. 1 Well, located about 17 miles south-south-east of Alice Springs, in the Amadeus Basin of the Northern Territory, was the second oil exploratory test drilled in the Basin, The well was drilled by Oil Drilling and Exploration Limited for Exoil (N. T.) pty Ltd, to total depth of 7518 feet. Drilling commenced on 21st June, 1963 and was completed on 17th September, 1963. A full programme of logging, coring, and testing was undertaken. Alice No. 1 was spudded in the (?)Devonian Pertnjara Formation, and entered (?)Ordovician Mereenie Sandstone at 1165 feet. The well then penetrated the Ordovician Pacoota Sandstone at 2115 feet, the Cambrian Goyder Formation at 3004 feet, the Jay Creek Limestone at 3850 feet, and the Arumbera Sandstone at 7240 feet, in which the well bottomed at 7518 feet. Nine drillstem tests were run over intervals between 3481 feet and total depth, but no hydrocarbons were produced. Oil bleeding was recorded from a core over the interval 6122' 2" to 6128' 5" in the Jay Creek Limestone. Salt was encountered in the bottom 500 feet of the Jay Creek Limestone. The stratigraphic drilling operation at Alice No. 1 was subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act 1959-1961, from surface to total depth.
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