The Xanadu-1 well was spudded on 4th September 2017, and reached a total depth of 2035 mMDRT on Sunday 17th September, when it was confirmed that the Xanadu-1 well had intersected hydrocarbon bearing intervals as demonstrated by elevated gas readings, oil shows, fluorescence and cut-fluorescence whilst drilling.
The Xanadu-1 discovery has confirmed the entrapment of oil in sands of the upper Irwin River Coal Measures in the Xanadu structure, which lies immediately adjacent to the coastline in state waters, 40km south of the township of Dongara.
The oil samples obtained during the Xanadu-1 logging and sampling program were sent off immediately after extraction, with oil assay results initially expected last week. However Norwest has since been advised by the laboratory that due to a backlog of existing work, Xanadu-1 analysis has been delayed. Norwest will continue to keep the market informed as information is received.
Norwest Energy has now lodged a Discovery Notice with the Minister for Mines, Industry, Regulation and
Safety. This is a requirement under the Guidelines to Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources and
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 2015.
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