Western Blocks rig secured for Alaska drilling: Otto

THE Otto Energy-led consortium that takes in Alaska-focused 88Energy, Red Emperor Resources and US company Great Bear Petroleum have secured a drill rig for the Winx prospect for the planned North Slope drilling campaign next year.

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Map of the Western Blocks project

 
Nordic-Calista Services will provide the self-propelled fully winterised Rig 3 for the Winx-1 well. 
 
The rig has previously been commissioned for grassroots drilling, exploration, sidetracks and workovers throughout the North Slope region in Alaska.
 
The Winx-1 appraisal well will test the Nanushuk play fairway which comprises multiple stacked objectives with a gross mean prospective resource of 400 million barrels of oil. The geological chance of success is between 25%-30%. 
 
"With the rig contract now in place we look forward to drilling the very large Winx prospect in early 2019," Otto managing director Matthew Allen said.
 
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