Shell makes gas discovery offshore Australia

Shell has reported a “significant” gas and condensate discovery in the Browse basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The Bratwurst gas discovery is 160 km from the Prelude FLNG facility.
The Bratwurst gas discovery is 160 km from the Prelude FLNG facility.
(Map courtesy NOPSEMA)

Offshore staff

PERTH, Western Australia Shell has reported a “significant” gas and condensate discovery in the Browse basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The Bratwurst-1 exploration well was drilled in the AC/P64 permit. The 78-day drilling campaign was completed on Dec. 4, 2019.

Shell has 100% equity in AC/P64.

This discovery is 160 km (99 mi) northeast of the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility. The company said it presents an opportunity for a future tieback to Prelude.

“Gas is a core component of our strategy to provide more and cleaner energy solutions” said Zoe Yujnovich, executive vice president, Shell Australia. “Today’s announcement shows how, through exploration, we are building a strong pipeline of discoveries to support our assets in Western Australia.”

12/26/2019

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