Chevron Australia revealed further drilling success in the Greater Gorgon Area located in the Carnarvon Basin, a premier hydrocarbon basin offshore northwest Australia.
The Isosceles-1 exploration discovery well encountered approximately 134 metres of net gas pay in the Triassic Mungaroo Sands in 968 metres of water. The well fulfilled the second-year work commitment in the exploration program.
It is located in the WA-392-P permit area approximately 95 kilometres northwest of Barrow Island, off the coast of Western Australia, the company said in a statement.
This discovery in the Greater Gorgon Area adds to the resource portfolio for Chevron’s US$54 billion Gorgon LNG project. The Gorgon LNG project is now more than 90 percent complete, and the company recently started-up of the first gas turbine generator at the facility, a critical milestone in the gas plant start-up sequence.
Chevron Australia is the operator of WA-392-P with a 50 percent interest while Shell Australia and Mobil Australia Resources each hold a 25 percent interest.