The Galahad-1 well is the second of the two well drilling programme being carried out by Eni off the West Australian coast.

The Galahad-1 is being drilled by the drillship Saipem 10,000 and will be drilled about 3,500m deep and aim at Triassic Intra-Mungaroo formation sands, reports Upstream online.

Drilling upto 2,400ft deep is expected to be carried out over the next week.

Later the casing will be run and cemented in prior to the marine riser and blow-out preventer being installed and tested and the drilling is expected to take about 36 days to complete.

Eni’s joint venture partner Octanex said that about four trillion cubic feet of undiscovered hydrocarbons are expected to be initially in place at the well location.