BHP growing gas resource offshore Trinidad and Tobago
Recently BHP completed Phase 3 of its deepwater drilling campaign around the islands: the Bélé-1, Tuk-1, and Hi-Hat-1 exploratory wells in the Northern licenses all encountered gas, confirming additional volumes around the Bongos discovery.
Technical work is under way to assess further exploration targets and commercial options for the Northern gas play.
Early last week the company spudded the deepwater Trion-3DEL appraisal well offshore Mexico, the main aims being to further delineate the scale and characterization of the field.
In Australia, as part of the North West Shelf Joint Venture, BHP participated in the Achernar-1 exploration to fulfil a well commitment on the WA-28-P exploration permit. However, this was a dry hole.
The Bass Strait West Barracouta offshore project is tracking to plan.