Chevron announced further exploration drilling success in the Greater Gorgon Area in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.
Drilled by the ENSCO 7500 semisub, the Yellowglen-1 discovery well is located in the WA-268-P permit area approximately 150 miles (250 kilometers) northwest of Onslow. The well was drilled to a total depth of 9,050 feet (2,760 meters). Results indicate a gas column of approximately 450 feet (137 meters).
"The success of Yellowglen-1, following closely on our recent Satyr-1 and Achilles-1 discoveries in the same area, highlights Chevron's exploration capabilities in the region and helps demonstrate the significance of Australia to Chevron's energy portfolio," said George Kirkland, vice chairman, Chevron.
Jim Blackwell, president, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Co. added, "This discovery adds to the growth of our natural gas business in Australia. We plan a robust program of exploration, appraisal and seismic programs in Australia in 2010."
Chevron Australia is the operator of WA-268-P with a 50 percent interest.
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