Melbana progressing Beehive studies in the Bonaparte Gulf

Melbana Energy is progressing studies on its WA-488-P permit in the southern Bonaparte Gulf offshore northwest Australia.

WA-488-P permit in the southern Bonaparte Gulf offshore northwest Australia
WA-488-P permit in the southern Bonaparte Gulf offshore northwest Australia

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, AustraliaMelbana Energy is progressing studies on its WA-488-P permit in the southern Bonaparte Gulf offshore northwest Australia.

The concession, awarded in May 2012, covers 4,105 sq km (1,585 sq mi) within the Petrel sub-basin.

Based on analysis of the2011 Ungani-1 oil discovery in Carboniferous reservoirs in the nearby Canning basin, Melbana has identified the giant Beehive prospect, a new play type, within the concession.

It is currently reprocessing 330 km (205 mi) of 2D seismic data, to be followed by a stratigraphic interpretation study and an analogue field study.

Melbana aims to drill Beehive subject to successful discussions with potential farm-in partners.

04/26/2017

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