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Beach Energy completes Tawhaki-1 exploration well offshore New Zealand


Beach Energy Limited provides the following update on the Tawhaki-1 exploration well in the Great South Basin, offshore New Zealand.

On 19 February, OMV as operator of the Tawhaki-1 exploration well, advised that the well, being drilled by the COSL Prospector rig, had reached target depth of 2980 m MD.

Data obtained during the drilling phase indicated no hydrocarbons were present in the target reservoir. Therefore, a decision has been taken to plug and abandon the well.

On 19 December 2019, Beach acquired a 30% interest in exploration permit PEP50119 (OMV 52.93% and operator, Beach 30%, Mitsui E&P Australia 17.07%) in the Great South Basin, offshore New Zealand, which contained the undrilled Tawhaki exploration prospect.

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