LNG player Woodside of Australia said that the Pyxis-1 exploration well in production licence WA-34-L has intersected approximately 18.5 metres of net gas within the Jurassic sandstone target.
The well reached a total depth of 3347 metres. Wireline logging has confirmed the discovery through the recovery of gas samples to surface and establishment of a gas pressure gradient, the company said in a statement.
Woodside Executive Vice President Global Exploration Philip Loader said: “Given its location, this successful exploration outcome offers future tie-back potential to Woodside’s existing Pluto infrastructure.”
Pyxis-1 is located in Production Licence WA-34-L, within Western Australia’s Dampier Sub-Basin and is located approximately 15 km north of Woodside’s producing Pluto Gas Field infrastructure.
Woodside Burrup is the operator and 90% equity owner of WA-34-L. Kansai Electric Power Australia and Tokyo Gas Pluto each hold 5% equity.