Hess finds gas off W. Australia with Glencoe-1 wildcat

Hess Corp. has made a natural gas discovery with its first well drilled off Western Australia.

Jun 12th, 2008

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, June 12 -- Hess Corp. has made a natural gas discovery with its first well drilled off Western Australia.

The company reported that the Glencoe-1 wildcat, drilled in 1,121 m of water on the WA-390-P permit, has found 28 m of net gas pay.

The permit is in the Carnarvon basin adjacent to the Jansz/Io discovery held by the Gorgon partners and due west of the Greater Gorgon gas fields.

Hess has a 100% interest which it secured in 2007 with a 16-well drilling commitment that set new Australian work and financial obligation records.

Glencoe-1 is the first of a four-well initial program to be drilled this year. Next, the Jack Bates semisubmersible drilling rig will be moved to the Briseis-1 prospect, about 14 km east of Glencoe-1.

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