WHL courts Tap Oil in Otway

WHL Energy has granted an extension to remaining VIC/P67 partner Tap Oil to make a decision on whether to take a 10% interest in the exploration permit for $US2.95 million ($A3.6 million) as a firm commitment.

The operator has turned its attention to Tap after a series of extensions granted to AWE Limited weren't enough to secure its interest in moving to the exploration phase in the Otway Basin permit.