Woodside discovers more deepwater gas offshore Myanmar

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Woodside Energy has drilled its second successive gas discovery in the Rakhine basin offshore Myanmar.

The Thalin-1A exploration well in block AD-7 intersected a gross gas column of around 64 m (210 ft), with roughly 62 m (203 ft) of net gas pay interpreted within the primary target interval.

Block AD-7 is in the Bay of Bengal, 100 km (62 mi) offshore western Myanmar. Water depth at the well location is 836 m (2,743 ft).

After the well reached TD of 3,034 m (9,954 ft), wireline logs confirmed the presence of a gas column through pressure measurements and gas sampling.

In early January, the company reported a gas find from the Shwe Yee Htun-1 well in block A-6 at the other end of the basin.

Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said Thalin-1A has proven a working petroleum system and a new play type different to that encountered at Shwe Yee Htun-1.

Around 60 km (37 mi) to the east is the Daewoo-operated Shwe field, which has associated onshore gas plant and pipeline gas export facilities.

Woodside Energy operates deepwater drilling on the block, while partner Daewoo is operator for all other operations. The concession was recently expanded north to Myanmar’s maritime boundary.

The partners have approved acquisition of an additional 1,200 sq km (463 sq mi) of 3D seismic over the area, with the program due to start next month. Results will assist evaluation and expansion of the prospect portfolio.


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