Santos confirms gas in Corvus field off Western Australia

Corvus field appraisal drilling confirmed more gas resources offshore Western Australia. Drillers reported a 2,093-ft gross interval, one of the largest columns to be discovered on the North West Shelf, said Santos Ltd. of Adelaide.

Apr 17th, 2019

Corvus field appraisal drilling confirmed more gas resources offshore Western Australia. Drillers reported a 2,093-ft gross interval, one of the largest columns to be discovered on the North West Shelf, said Santos Ltd. of Adelaide.

The Noble Tom Prosser jack up drilled the Corvus-2 well in 207 ft of water in the Carnarvon basin WA-45-R permit in which Santos has 100% interest.

TD was 13,117 ft for Corvus-2, which is 56 miles northwest of Dampier. Wireline logging indicated 804 ft of net pay across North Rankin and Mungaroo formations at 11,023-13,117 ft.

Drillers encountered higher permeability zones than in the Corvus-1 discovery well, 2 miles to the northeast. Santos reported Corvus-2 showed a condensate-gas ratio of up to 10 bbl/MMcf with carbon dioxide content of 7%.

Santos executives said Corvus could be tied back to either Devil Creek or Varanus Island gas plants.

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