Woodside reports solid start to offshore Myanmar well campaign

April 21, 2017
Woodside Energy says that a re-entry and side track appraisal well on the Thalin gas discovery offshore Myanmar was successful.

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaWoodside Energy says that a re-entry and side track appraisal well on the Thalin gas discoveryoffshore Myanmar was successful.

Initial drillstem test results on the Thalin-1B well revealed sustained flow rates of around 50 MMcf/d on a 48/64-in. choke.

Preparations are under way for another drillstem test of the upper reservoir, after which Woodside plans to spud the Thalin-2 on block AD-7.

The company’s firm drilling campaign off Myanmar this year now comprises two appraisal and three exploration wells, with two contingent wells also in prospect.

Offshore Exmouth, Western Australia, the company has environmental approval to spud the Swell-1 exploration well in mid-year, targeting a deep undrilled Triassic fault block.

As for development projects off Western Australia, Woodside anticipates first LNG in mid-year from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone, where offshore hookup and commissioning continue.

The subsea Persephone project remains on schedule for start-up during 3Q, with all umbilicals and flowlines in place.

At theGreater Western Flank 2 project, five of eight wells across three of the four drill centers have been spudded, with the drilling rig preparing to start drilling at the Lady Nora Pemberton drill center.