Area Drilling

AustraliaThe Australian government awarded Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Australian unit 100% interest in a 1,000 sq km block in the Browse basin near giant Ichthys/Brewster offshore gas fields.Shell Development (Australia) Pty. Ltd. committed to seismic studies in the first three years and will reprocess a large 3D seismic grid and conduct in-depth reservoir analysis. It will carry out field development planning and drill 12 wells.The acreage holds large potential for a further 3-year program, Shell said.WA-371-P, formerly part of the relinquished WA-285-P, is in 200-300 m of water in the Caswell subbasin 450 km west-northwest of Broome.The Ichthys complex of fields has an estimated 10 t...

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