Woodside ups estimate for Scarborough area gas resources

Woodside Energy says 2C dry gas resources in the Scarborough field offshore Western Australia have increased by 52% to 11.1 tcf.

The Scarborough field layout.

(Courtesy Woodside)

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaWoodside Energy says 2C dry gas resources in the Scarborough field offshore Western Australia have increased by 52% to 11.1 tcf.

This follows completion of integrated subsurface studies incorporating full waveform inversion 3D seismic reprocessing and updated petrophysical interpretation.

The reprocessing improved the reservoir imaging quality and revealed increased reservoir sand distribution. In addition, a review of the wireline log data and measurements from core analysis has identified a larger net sand proportion and higher gas saturations.

An independent reserves auditor confirmed the results of the studies.

Greater Scarborough (comprising the Scarborough, Thebe and Jupiter fields) is now thought to hold 13 tcf, with Woodside operating the retention leases.

The company is targeting a final investment decision for the Scarborough development in the first half of 2020. It plans to initially process the gas on a deepwater floating production platform, with production sent through a 430-km (267-mi) pipeline to a second LNG train at the Pluto LNG facility on the Burrup Peninsula.

Solstad Offshore has entered into a contract to provide Woodside with two are anchor handler and four platform supply vessels to support various drilling campaign....

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