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.