Shell Makes 'Significant' Gas Find Offshore Australia

December 23, 2019

Shell says its recent gas and condensate discovery in the Bratwurst -1 exploration well offshore Australia presents an opportunity to develop a future tieback to its largescale Prelude FLNG facility. (Photo: Sell)
Shell says its recent gas and condensate discovery in the Bratwurst -1 exploration well offshore Australia presents an opportunity to develop a future tieback to its largescale Prelude FLNG facility. (Photo: Sell)

Shell announced a "significant" gas and condensate discovery in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia, unlocking potential to develop a tieback to Shell's mega Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.

Drilling of the Bratwurst -1 exploration well, located 160 kilometers northeast of Prelude within the 100% Shell-owned and -operated title AC/P64, was concluded on December 4, 2019 after a 78-day campaign. This campaign was completed in just over 18 months from bidding and 12 months from award of the AC/P64 title.

According to Shell, the find supports its growth plans for more and cleaner energy, with LNG being the predominant focus for Shell in Australia.

“Gas is a core component of our strategy to provide more and cleaner energy solutions,” said Zoe Yujnovich, Executive Vice President, Shell Australia. “Today’s announcement shows how, through exploration, we are building a strong pipeline of discoveries to support our assets in Western Australia.”



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