The jackupNoble Lynda Bossler drilled the 47/5d-6 well, which encountered gas in a Rotliegendes-age sandstone reservoir.
According to partner Parkmead, downhole data gathered included wireline logs, gas samples, reservoir pressures, and coring of the reservoir. Detailed evaluation of the discovery will follow to determine the volume of in-place gas.
Pharos could be jointly developed with thePlatypus gas field, 14 km (8.7 mi) distant, which was discovered in 2010 and appraised by a horizontal well in 2012. A flow test on Platypus delivered 27 MMcf/d (764,555 cm/d) of gas.
There could be further prospectivity south of Pharos in the Blackadder structure.
TheNoble Lynda Bossler has since transferred to the Dutch North Sea for further operations for Dana.