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UpstreamOnline: Chevron wins Australia deep-water gig

By Upstream staff

US supermajor Chevron has been awarded a deep-water exploration block west of its mighty Greater Gorgon gas fields off Western Australia.

Chevron Australia said it would operate Block WO5-13 with a 50% stake, with the remaining interest held by Shell Development Australia.

Block WO5-13 lies adjacent to, but in deeper water, then the Carnavon Basin and Greater Gorgon production areas. It also abuts ExxonMobil’s Scarborough gas field.

The permit allows access to the acreage for a six -year period.

Chevron said it planned to reprocess data for the area and shoot about 1500 kilometres of 2D seismic surveys in the 3600-square kilometre block.

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