Chevron Australia has found more gas next to its significant Acme gas discovery offshore Western Australia.
The company has announced that its Acme West-1 and Acme West-2 wells have encountered 115 m and 56 m net gas pays, respectively.
The two wells were drilled in permit WA-205-P using the Atwood Eagle semisubmersible and represent Chevron’s eleventh field discovery in a 2-year program in the region.
The nearby Acme field was found in August 2010 by the Acme-1 wildcat, which encountered a net gas pay of 273 m and was hailed as one of the most significant gas finds in Australia.
The Acme West field is 150 km off Onslow in 925 m of water and will be a boost to expansion opportunities in the company’s Wheatstone LNG project.
Chevon holds 67% in WA-205-P; Shell holds the remainder.