Dorado an ‘incredible find’ as Quadrant finds more oil

Quadrant Energy has made additional oil discoveries in the Crespin and Milne sections of its Dorado-1 well offshore Australia, following a recent find at the Caley formation.Ensco 107 rig (Photo by Ensco, supplied by Spoke Corporate)According to Carnarvon Petroleum, Quadrant Energy’s partner, light oil has been recovered from the Crespin Member containing a gross hydrocarbon package of 50 meters and a net oil pay thickness of 22 meters. The company added that the quality of the reservoir encountered was better than pre-drill estimates with average porosities of 14 percent.Light oil was also recovered from the Milne Member containing a gross hydrocarbon package of 30 meters and a net pay thickness of 18 meters with an average porosity of 13 percent, which was also better than the pre-drill estimates.The Dorado-1 well is located in WA-437-P exploration permit where Quadrant Energy is the operator with an 80% interest, and Carnarvon Petroleum is its partner with the remaining 20% interest.The well was spud in early June using the Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig, and the company confirmed an oil discovery in the Caley Member and the presence of gas and condensate in the top of the Baxter Member that was drilled into to enable the evaluation of the Caley Member.At the end of July, Quadrant observed elevated gas readings during drilling of the well, further indicating the presence of hydrocarbons.Quadrant’s partner, Carnarvon, said on Wednesday that the results follow the completion of wireline evaluation.Adrian Cook, Carnarvon’s managing director, said: “The oil discovered in the Caley Member is very significant in terms of its likely scale and in proving that this play works in the basin. Discovering more oil in the Crespin and Milne Members makes this a truly incredible find, for Dorado and for similar structures nearby that have been identified in Carnarvon and Quadrant’s prospect list.”Carnarvon confirmed through pressure data that the Dorado structure contains multiple oil columns in the Caley, Crespin, and Milne Members and a gas and condensate column in the Baxter Member, aggregating to a total net hydrocarbon pay of 132 meters.The Caley, Baxter, and Milne sands did not encounter any water, whereas the lower section of the Crespin sand contains an interpreted water contact.“With drilling and evaluation of the Dorado-1 well now completed, Carnarvon’s assessment of the hydrocarbon volumes associated with this discovery is now well underway,” Cook added. read more

14 days agoAlexandre Lacazette on brink of Arsenal training return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexandre Lacazette on brink of Arsenal training returnby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexandre Lacazette is on the brink of a training return at Arsenal next week.The 28-year-old has not featured in any of Arsenal’s previous seven matches due an ankle injury.Lacazette started the season in good form, scoring in the north London derby with rivals Tottenham to take his tally to two goals in three appearances.However the Frenchman also picked up a knock in that clash and has failed to prove his fitness since, but the Metro says he will join in with first-team duties after the international break.Boss Unai Emery will be keen for his frontman to return in time for their next Premier League match away at Sheffield United on October 21. last_img read more

2 days agoLeeds boss Bielsa blasts Arsenal legend Wright: You’re not helping

first_imgLeeds boss Bielsa blasts Arsenal legend Wright: You’re not helpingby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he will keep selecting the team on his terms.Bielsa insists he won’t be rushed into finding a way to fit Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah into the same team after yet another crucial goal for the Arsenal starlet.Nketiah emerged from the bench to net a late equaliser for Leeds at Preston to leave them second in the Championship.Gunners legend Ian Wright took to Twitter to urge Bielsa to start the England Under-21 international after his third Championship goal of the campaign. “We have never proved this kind of combination in our training,” Bielsa said of the possibility of the strike duo playing in tandem.”In the international break, Nketiah is not with us, because we play twice a week and when we prepare in the week there are few spaces to try these kinds of things.”When you have a series of bad results and you have to find a different solution, that [kind of series] hasn’t happened. I think that all this around Bamford and Nketiah doesn’t help both of them.”It is natural that people argue about my decision because they don’t have all the reasons I have. I want both of them to be a success this year. We have 46 matches or 50 matches.”We are in the first 25 per cent of the competition. I think that we have time so I can find a way that both of them shine. If this doesn’t happen, it is going to be a mistake of mine.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Schools to Mark Passing of Former Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga on Wednesday

first_img Wednesday marks nine days since the passing of Mr Seaga. The Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Karl Samuda says schools will recognise the passing of the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga on Wednesday (June 5). Minister Samuda who has responsibility for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says “students will mark Mr Seaga’s passing through either a cultural or religious expression during the final hour of the school day on Wednesday.” Story Highlights The Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Karl Samuda says schools will recognise the passing of the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga on Wednesday (June 5).Minister Samuda who has responsibility for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says “students will mark Mr. Seaga’s passing through either a cultural or religious expression during the final hour of the school day on Wednesday.”Wednesday marks nine days since the passing of Mr. Seaga.The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has welcomed the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and has called on all Jamaicans to join the celebration of Mr Seaga’s life through their own observances.Minister Grange says “each Jamaican can celebrate Mr Seaga’s life and contribution through musical or other cultural expressions, candle light services, prayer vigils, church services, sports or any community activity that provides safe spaces for residents to come together and reflect.”Mr Seaga, who was Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister, died on May 28 on his 89th birthday.last_img read more

Home sales down listings up in Calgary

first_imgWhen it comes to new home sales, Calgary is generally considered to be a buyer’s market.Despite that, prices for a two-story home are up by about 3.2 percent over the past year.The average listing is about $529,000.Corrine Lyall with Royal LePage said there are a lot more listings compared to a year ago.“There’s definitely some really great choice for buyers, especially with the larger amount of inventory we have this year compared to last year. I think we’re almost 30 percent more in term of new listings on the market,” she said.Lyall says because there are more choices, many first-time buyers are skipping entry-level homes and purchasing higher-end houses.last_img

BC Oil Gas Commission working to determine source of earthquake

first_imgThe magnitude of the earthquakes ranged between 3.4 and 4.5 on the Richter scale.The Commission says CNRL immediately suspended hydraulic fracturing operations as per the Commission’s Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area Special Project Order and, the Drilling and Production Regulation.The Commission also states that CNRL’s operations may not continue without thewritten consent of the Commission. The Commission says they are requesting a 30-day halt to fracking in the area close to the source of the earthquake.“Companies operating within that area have confirmed that there will be no hydraulic fracturing activities for the next 30 days within the specified area. This will provide the Commission with sufficient time to conduct a thorough investigation. Companies will need to confirm with the Commission before operations within the specific area resume.”The Commission will continue to monitor the area for further earthquake activity. CORRECTION – An earlier version of the article headline suggested the cause of last weeks earthquake had been determined.  This headline was incorrect.  The cause is still under investigation.  We apologize for this mistake.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has narrowed down the source of the earthquake that occurred southeast of Fort St. John on November 29, 2018.The Commission conducted a study and found that the cause of the earthquake may be linked to hydraulic fracturing operations being conducted by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in the Septimus field of the Montney formation, southeast of Fort St. John (see map).last_img read more