Woodside makes deepwater gas discovery offshore Myanmar

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, AustraliaWoodside Energy has discovered gas with the Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well in deepwater off western Myanmar.

The well, drilled in block A-6 in the Rakhine basin, intersected a gross gas column of around 129 m (423 ft), with roughly 15 m (49 ft) of net gas pay interpreted within the primary target interval.

Subsequent wireline logging confirmed the presence of a gas column through pressure measurements and gas sampling. The well was then deepened to a final TD of 5,306 m (17,408 ft).

This was one of numerous channel complexes identified over a large anticlinal feature, the Saung Anticline.

Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the results provided evidence of a working petroleum system in the Rakhine basin deepwater.

“Further analysis will be undertaken to understand the full potential of the play, but this de-risks a number of leads which will now be matured,” he said. “This discovery is an encouraging outcome for future exploration and appraisal activity in the area.”

Woodside Energy (Myanmar) is the joint operator with MPRL E&P: the latter operates with respect to government liaison, while Woodside operates with respect to all other matters, including drilling. Total E&P Myanmar has a 40% interest in the block.


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Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well in block A-6 in the deepwater Rakhine basin offshore Myanmar
Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well in block A-6 in the deepwater Rakhine basin offshore Myanmar. (Courtesy Woodside Energy)

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