Chevron's Yellowstone-1 well hits gas off W. Australia

Chevron Australia’s Yellowstone-1 wildcat in permit WA-268-P in the Greater Gorgon region off Western Australia has intersected a 137-m gas column.

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, Jan. 27 -- Chevron Australia’s Yellowstone-1 wildcat in permit WA-268-P in the Greater Gorgon region off Western Australia has intersected a 137-m gas column.

The find follows last year’s discoveries nearby at Satyr-1 and Achilles-1. All of them bode well in support of Chevron’s plans to eventually turn the Gorgon-Jansz-Io LNG development into a five-train project.

At the moment the focus is on three trains and a total of 15 million tonnes/year of LNG. However as the gas reserves build up with new discoveries, the sights will be lifted to a plant with greater capacity output.

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