Woodside discovers gas near its Pluto development.

Woodside discovers gas


PERTH, April 8, 2015 – Australian exploration and production company Woodside Petroleum said today that it has hit gas in its Pyxis-1 exploration well in production licence WA-34-L in the Dampier Sub-Basin off Western Australia.

The company intersected nearly 18.5 metres of net gas in Jurassic sandstone during drilling of the test well to a depth of 3,347 metres.

“Given its location, this successful exploration outcome offers future tie-back potential to Woodside’s existing Pluto infrastructure,” said Philip Loader, Woodside’s executive vice-president of global exploration. The new discovery lies nearly 15 kilometres north of the company’s Pluto gasfield infrastructure.

In 2008, Woodside partnered with Japanese companies Tokyo Gas and Kansai Electric and holds a 90-percent interest in the field. The Japanese firms each hold a 5-percent interest and have a 15-year sales agreement. Production began in 2012 after a two-year delay due to construction of Burrup LNG Park in Pilbara, Australia taking longer than originally scheduled.


Image courtesy of Woodside Petroleum.


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