The contract involves the drilling of four wells using Rig and Well Services' drilling rig 103. The 800hp rig has a mast capacity of 180,000lb and is capable of drilling production and coring wells to depths of 2,400m.
Rig and Well Services general manager, Kyle Koziol, said: "We are pleased to support CO2CRC's innovative and world-leading project by drilling wells for carbon capture and storage.
"Our team is excited to play their part in making this project a success and reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
The Otway research facility is Australia's first demonstration of the deep geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most common greenhouse gas. The Stage 3 project will demonstrate the practical implementation of innovative solutions for monitoring carbon dioxide that provide operators with alternatives to conventional monitoring techniques, enabling on-demand monitoring faster, at a substantially lower cost and with minimal impact to the community and the environment.
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