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.
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.