Colson 1 Oil Well Site - NT



DEG: -25.958441 136.663406
DMS: 25º 57' 30.39" S 136º 39' 48.26" E
UTM: 53 J 7127860mN 666543mE
Altitude: 75m


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Colson Track
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Colson 1 was spudded at 00.00 hours on the 20th November 1978 by Beach Petroleum. The well was drilled by Richter Drilling Company, using theirRig No 6, a National 100. A total depth of 2432.3 metres was reached at 22.00 hours on Saturday 9th December 1978.

Following logging by Schlumberger and a velocity survey by Velocity Data Pty Ltd, the well was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The Rig was released at 7.00 am on Wednesday 13th December 1978.

Water for the drilling activities was from a bore that was drilled in August and September 1978 at a depth of 164 metres, while water for the Camps workers was trucked in from Oodnadatta.

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Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Colson 1 Oil Well Site 214.67km SW
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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