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AGR wins Australian drilling contract

10 March 2022

AGR’s Well Management division said March 10 it has signed a contract with Emperor Energy to drill its wholly-owned Judith-2 appraisal well off the coast of Victoria, Australia, continuing the “fantastic start” to the year.

It will prepare and submit applications for approval to the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. Judith is in permit Vic/P47 in the Gippsland Basin, 40 km offshore from the Orbost gas plant.

Once the paperwork has been approved, AGR will provide final well design, procurement, contracting and drilling operational services.

Emperor’s 3-D seismic across the field and other analysis shows similarities with Judith and Longtom reservoir sands. An additional play has also been identified in the producing Kipper field.

AGR’s Asia-Pacific head Andy Perchard (below, courtesy AGR) said the results have further demonstrated the high quality prospect that the Judith-2 well represents. “We look forward to working closely with Emperor as we progress towards a 2023 drilling date,” he said.

Andy commented further: “It is fantastic to be involved in so many projects globally and also to be able to offer the full spectrum of AGR’s services to our clients. It genuinely shows our ability to manage any scope of work and is a testament to the depth and breadth of our offering at AGR.

“This is what separates AGR from its competitors. Not only are we the world’s largest independent well management provider but our business has also evolved over the years to provide a true engineering consultancy to our clients in support of their needs.”

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