Australia-based Woodside has made a new gas discovery at the Thalin-1A exploration well in Block AD-7 in the Bay of Bengal, 100km offshore of the west coast of Myanmar.

The well in the Rakhine Basin has intersected a gross gas column of about 64m and about 62m of net gas pay has been interpreted within the primary target interval.

Water depth at the well location is 836m.

The well reached a total depth of 3034m and confirmed the presence of a gas column through pressure measurements and gas sampling.

"These discoveries provide evidence of the high-quality of offshore Myanmar as an exploration focus area."

The latest gas discovery follows the previous one made by Woodside at the Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well in Block A-6 announced on 4 January.

Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said: "These results are very encouraging for future exploration and appraisal activity, given the significant footprint we have in Myanmar.

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"These discoveries provide evidence of the high-quality of offshore Myanmar as an exploration focus area."

The well is located in the northern part of the Rakhine Basin about 60km west of the Daewoo-operated Shwe Field.

Woodside has a 40% interest in AD-7 and operates the block.

Daewoo International with a 60% interest is serving as operator for all other operations.

At present, Woodside has interests in six blocks offshore Rakhine basin, which make up 47,000km² and represent 20% of the company’s global exploration acreage.