Australia-based Beach Energy has drilled Boston-2 vertical well in PEL 218, located in Cooper Basin, to a total depth of 3,803m, as part of its onshore gas exploration program.

Wireline logging has been deployed in the well to evaluate the depth, thickness and gas saturation of the target zones.

Initially, Boston-2 well has been used for microseismic purposes in order to understand the fracture extent and orientation of the Boston-1 well, while Ensign 965 rig is currently relocated to Keppel-1 in ATP 855.

The company said the Dashwood-1 vertical well has reached a total depth of 4,021m in mid-May, while it is expected to be fracture stimulated in late July.

The Streaky-1 vertical well has been drilled to 3,821m, while it will be fracture stimulated in nine stages, of which one include in the Murturee Shale and eight in the Patchawarra Formation.

According to Beach Energy, the Moonta-1 vertical well has been flowing gas at a rate of 0.5 MMscfd, while the well was stimulated in 10 stages, which include nine in the Patchawarra Formation and one in the Murteree Shale.