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Exploration Update: Gas Discovery in Otway Basin, Australia

Cooper Energy have made a gas discovery in the large Late Jurassic–Cenozoic Otway Basin, Australia.
This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 5 - 2019

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Exploration Update: Gas Discovery in Otway Basin, Australia

Cooper Energy have made a discovery in the large Late Jurassic–Cenozoic Otway Basin, on the southern Australian passive margin, the first discovery in the basin for eleven years. The well, Annie-1, in Block VIC/P44, is located about 9 km from the coast of Victoria in 58m of water and found a net gas pay 62m thick in the Waarre C sandstone formation at about 2,241m depth, although the deeper Waarre A target proved to be water wet. 

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Cooper Energy is operator, holding the block equally with Mitsui E & P Australia. This is the first offshore gas exploration well the company has drilled in Australia and the first of an AUS$80 million drill campaign by the joint venture this year to find new gas supplies for south-east Australia. It is located about 15 km east of the producing Netherby and Henry gas fields, which are also operated by Cooper Energy.

Further Reading on Oil and Gas Activity in Australia

Exploration Update: Largest Gas Discovery in Australia in Ten Years
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This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 3 - 2019

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This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 1 - 2019

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CGG's ReGeneration project overcomes the seismic imaging challenges of the Gippsland Basin, revealing new hydrocarbon exploration potential for the region of south-east Australia.
This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 1 - 2019

2019 Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration in Australia
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This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 1 - 2019

Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Offshore Canning Area in Western Australia
Said Amiribesheli, Discover Geoscience Pty Ltd; Andrew Weller, Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd
Recent petroleum discoveries, including the Dorado-1 well, in the Bedout Sub-Basin indicate a promising future for the hydrocarbon prospectivity of offshore Western Australia.
This article appeared in Vol. 15, No. 6 - 2018

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