HOUSTON – Apache has discovered more gas in the WA-49-R license in the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia, according to partner OMV.
The semisubmersibleOcean America drilled the Bianchi-1 well 6.4 km (4 mi) northeast of the 2011 Zola-1/ST1 gas discovery, in an area south of the Gorgon gas field. Wireline logging and pressure testing confirmed the presence of multiple gas bearing sands with around 112 m (367 ft) of net gas pay.
Following completion of logging operations the well will be P&A’d.
The Bianchi-1 well targeted numerous sandstone reservoirs in the Triassic age Mungaroo formation downdip of theZola discovery well. The surrounding fault block is one of a series of adjacent features that form the greater Zola structure.
The prospect was matured following interpretation of the Cambozola 3D seismic survey in 2012.