Woodside Petroleum has made a new gas discovery in the Xeres-1 well in the Carnarvon Basin, off Australia’s north-west coast.
The Xeres-1 well was drilled to a depth of 3,285m, intersecting about 51m of gas within the Triassic target.
Woodside confirmed the discovery by wireline logging, including the establishment of a gas pressure gradient and the recovery of gas samples to the surface.
Woodside is the operator of WA-34-L with a 90% equity interest.
The company holds a 100% equity interest in the Xeres-1 well and its joint venture participants in WA-34-L – Tokyo Gas and Kansai Electric – each have the right to acquire a 5% equity interest in the well.