Alaric flows gas for Woodside

Woodside has discovered gas in the Alaric structure in permit WA-434-P off Western Australia.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Western Australia -- Woodside has discovered gas in the Alaric structure in permit WA-434-P off Western Australia. The Alaric-1 well intersected around 185 m (607 ft) of gas over several zones within the Triassic target.

Initial analysis of drilling fluids suggests the gas is liquids rich.

The well is being deepened to ensure penetration of the full gas column. Wireline logging will follow to recover gas samples, and the well will be plugged and abandoned as planned.

Woodside adds that Alaric-1 is within range of its Claudius hub, and extends the area of the known gas province in the Greater Carnarvon basin.

08/17/2010

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