Chevron hits gas in deepwater off Australia

The Clio-3 well offshore Western Australia in the Carnarvon basin is a gas discovery according to Chevron Corp.

Offshore staff

SAN RAMON, California – The Clio-3 well offshore Western Australia in the Carnarvon basin is a gas discovery according to Chevron Corp. The well is in WA-205-P permit about 90 mi (150 km) northwest of Onslow in 3,186 ft (971 m) water depth.

The well was drilled to 14,137 ft (4,309 m) and connected to 260 ft (79 m) of net gas pay. This is Chevron’s third straight discovery on the Clio structure. More tests are being conducted on data gathered from the discovery well, and additional work is required to determine the extent and commercial viability of the discovery, says Chevron.

“We expect this discovery, together with our previous discoveries in this permit area, to underpin expansion opportunities at the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas hub,” says Jim Blackwell, president, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Co.

Chevron has two-thirds of the permit and Shell Development (Australia) holds the other one-third.


07/07/2010

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