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PESA WA: November Evening Talk – Paradigm lost: Mentorc paves the way for more Barrow Group topset gas discoveries on the Exmouth Plateau
Thursday, 7 November, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
We invite you to our November evening talk with guest presenters Andrew Pitchford and Phil Woods of Western Gas:
“Paradigm lost: Mentoc paves the way for more Barrow Group topset gas discoveries on the Exmouth Plateau”
Presented by Andrew Pitchford and Phil Woods
The evolution of the Western Gas exploration portfolio has gone hand in hand with the evolution of the Equus Development. Both required abandonment of the traditional mindset and a refocus on the fundamentals.
The exploration work led to the recognition that a large stratigraphic – structural trap lay-up-dip from the Mentorc Gas field. This prospect, Sasanof, has the potential to be as large as any discovery on the Exmouth Plateau to date. While the development work led to project resizing coupled with an innovative collaborative partnering with McDermott and Baker Hughes to achieve a low capex, globally competitive LNG and gas supply. In August 2019, WG appointed Goldman Sachs as the company’s financial adviser in connection with its partnering process.
This discussion will briefly describe the evolution and current status of the development of the Equus project, starting with a summary of the geoscience elements that comprise the Equus project. However, the main focus will be exploration with an emphasis on the evolution of the Cretaceous Sasanof prospect.
Mentorc, drilled in 2009, was the first successful discovery in the top sets of the top Lower Barrow Group delta front. This top Lower Barrow Group (Berriasian) play had been abandoned since the unsuccessful tests by Investigator-1 in 1978, Pinhoe and Royal Oak (though these later two were successful at deeper levels). Seismic attributes at Mentorc that indicate gas sands highlight up-dip prospectivity at Sasanof, a combined stratigraphic and structural trap.
Date: Thursday, 7th November 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30pm [Talk from 6:10pm].
Venue: The George Hotel, 216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Student Members: Free!
Ticket sales close Thursday 7th November at 3:00pm (AWST)