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Woodside has made a natural gas find offshore Myanmar, the Australian upstream company announced in a Monday company statement.

Woodside hits gas offshore Myanmar

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NAYPYIDAW, January 4, 2016 – Woodside has made a natural gas discovery offshore Myanmar, the Australian upstream company announced Monday.

The company encountered about 15 metres of net gas pay from its Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well in the Rakhin Basin. After being spud on November 27, the well reached a total depth of 4,810 metres

 

This discovery is a positive development for other oil majors engaged in upstream activities offshore the southeast Asian country, such as BG Group and Total.

“Further analysis will be undertaken to understand the full potential of the play, but this de-risks a number of leads which will now be matured,” Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said in the company statement. “This discovery is an encouraging outcome for future exploration and appraisal activity in the area.”

Woodside holds a 40-percent interest in the block and Total has a 40-percent stake with Myanmar-based MPRL E&P owning the rest.

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