Sinopec spuds Great Auk-1 in the Puffin field

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: Sinopec has spudded the Great Auk-1 exploration well in the Puffin field of the Vulcan-Sub Basin in the Timor Sea off the coast of Australia.

Sinopec is using Seadrill jackup West Atlas to drill the well.Great Auk-1 has multiple targets, which the company previously referred to as Predator and Sea Eagle. More specifically the well is aiming for the Puffin K1a and Upper Vulcan structures, which are the primary and secondary targets, respectively, and possibly deeper sands.The exploration well is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) northwest of Champagny-1 and 2.2 miles (3.5 km) southeast of Grebe-1. Drilling of the well is likely to take about 30 days, but may be extended subject to the results or the decision to drill deeper.

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