As operator of the BassGas Joint Venture, Origin Energy has announced that Seadrill Australia has been contracted to provide the drilling rig for the company’s upcoming drilling program in Bass Strait’s Yolla gas field.

The West Telesto drilling rig will be mobilised during the summer of 2014/15 to drill the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells as part of the Yolla Mid Life Enhancement project’s second stage. The West Telesto is a three-leg jack-up rig that will cantilever over the Yolla platform during the drilling campaign.

The drilling of Yolla-5 and Yolla-6, along with the installation of associated flow lines and other works, will support the maintenance of gas production from the Yolla field.

BassGas Joint Venture:

Origin Energy Limited (Operator)*: 42.50%
AWE Limited (through subsidiaries): 46.25%
Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Trefoil Pty Ltd: 11.25%

*Through its wholly owned subsidiaries

More information about the BassGas project can be found here.

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