Chevron makes gas discovery near Gorgon

Chevron Australia has made a natural gas discovery with its Isosceles-1 wildcat drilled in the greater Gorgon gas project area offshore Western Australia.

The well encountered 134-m of net gas pay in the Triassic-age Mungaroo Sand reservoir in permit WA-392-P about 95 km northwest of Barrow Island where the Gorgon-Jansz LNG plant is nearing completion.

Water depth at the discovery well is 968 m.

The find is a continuation of the company’s exploration success in the region and adds to the resources available to the LNG project.

Partners in the permit are Chevron 50%, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC and ExxonMobil Corp., 25% each.

The existing $54 billion Gorgon-Jansz project aims to produce 15.6 million tonnes/year of LNG with first cargoes scheduled for the latter part of this year.

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