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Chevron makes 20th natural gas discovery offshore Australia

Posted on 08 February 2013

Chevron Corporation’s Australian subsidiary has made the 20th discovery off the Western Australian coast since mid-2009 following further drilling success in the Exmouth Plateau area, located in the prolific Carnarvon Basin, a premier hydrocarbon basin.

The Kentish Knock South-1 exploration discovery well encountered approximately 246 ft (75 meters) of net gas pay in the upper Mungaroo Sands. The well is located in the WA-365-P permit area approximately 173 miles (280 km) north of Exmouth off the Western Australian coast. The well was drilled in 3,832 ft (1,168 meters) of water to a total depth of 10,056 ft (3,065 meters).

“The Asia Pacific region is key to Chevron’s growth strategy and our strong Australia natural gas portfolio continues to be bolstered by our strategic approach to finding and developing resources that will help meet the growing energy needs in the region,” said George Kirkland, vice chairman, Chevron Corporation.

Chevron Australia is the operator of WA-365-P with a 50% interest while Shell Development (Australia) holds 50%.

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