Santos hits 4th consecutive gas well offshore Western Australia

Santos’s Winchester 1 exploration well in the Carnarvon basin is the company’s fourth gas discovery offshore Western Australia.

Offshore staff

ADELAIDE, Australia –Santos’s Winchester 1 exploration well in the Carnarvon basin is the company’s fourth gas discovery offshore Western Australia.

Wireline logging and pressure testing confirms 40 m (131 ft) of net gas pay in the Jurassic Angel and Triassic Mungaroo formations between 3,614 and 3,721 m (11,854 and 11,854 ft). Multiple gas samples are being analyzed.

The well now will be deepened to evaluate further objectives in the Mungaroo section.

Winchester is 135 km (84 mi) northwest of Dampier in 75 m (246 ft) water depth.

Potential commercialization could include expandingSantos’ existing production through jointly owned infrastructure, or via the existing third-party LNG infrastructure surrounding WA-323-P, said John Anderson, Santos VP, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Santos holds 75% of WA-323-P and is the operator. The remaining interest is held by Octanex N.L.

7/18/2013

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