Woodside plans further round of offshore Myanmar drilling

Aug. 15, 2019

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaWoodside Energy is working with Myanmar’s government to progress development of its gas discoveries in the country’s offshore block A-6.

The proposed project would focus on volumes from the Shwe Yee Htun-1, Pyi Thit-1, and Shwe Yee Htun-2 resources.

Following another gas discovery in 2018 at the Aung Siddhi-1 well, Woodside plans a new campaign of exploration and appraisal drilling in 2020-21 in block A-6, based around a new Northern Hub.

Offshore Western Australia, first oil should flow shortly from the Greater Enfield project, which has involved development of the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda and Cimatti oil accumulations via a subsea tieback to the FPSO Ngujima-Yin.

The Greater Western Flank Phase 3 Project (GWF-3) will be the North West Shelf Project’s next subsea development, Woodside added.

GWF-3 (including Lambert Deep) will target recovery of 435 bcf of gas via four subsea wells tied back to existing NWS Project infrastructure.

Concept definition has finished and contracts have been awarded for technical studies supporting the basis of design, with front-end engineering design under way.

Woodside is targeting a final investment decision in 1Q 2020.