Shell has stepped on the gas, announcing a “significant gas and condensate discovery” at the Bratwurst-1 well in the Browse Basin off the North West Coast of Western Australia.
Shell said that the drilling of the Bratwurst-1 exploration well, within title AC/P64, was safely and successfully concluded on December 4 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, Shell said in a statement.
This discovery is located 160km north east of the Shell operated Prelude FLNG facility and presents an opportunity for a future tie-back to Prelude. It supports Shell’s 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.”