Drill rig hits 3.3km below surface

IN CHARGE: Beach Energy regional manager Glenn Toogood overlooks the operation. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

BEACH Energy’s drilling rig at the Haselgrove-3 conventional exploration well this week reached 3.3km below the surface as the company continues its program to target commercial gas reserves.

The Haselgrove-3 drilling program is estimated to cost up to $15m with the petroleum company hoping the prospect could potentially host 34 billion cubic feet of gas.

Beach regional manager Glenn Toogood said the company was now installing the production


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