Santos Announces Success with Barossa Appraisal Program

The Australian natural gas company has announced positive results of its two-well appraisal drilling campaign in the Barossa field, offshore Darwin, Australia. The successful outcome of the program further strengthens the field’s position as lead candidate to supply backfill gas to Darwin LNG.

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According to the news release, logs and pressure data from Barossa-5 and Barossa-6 wells confirm that the primary Elang reservoir section is gas saturated and in pressure communication with previous wells drilled on the Barossa field, located in NT/RL5, Bonaparte Basin offshore Northern Territory.

“The successful outcome from the two appraisal wells justified further production testing in the field to confirm reservoir productivity and acquire critical dynamic data to support field development planning,” Santos said. “Subsurface data obtained from the appraisal program will now be integrated into subsurface models to support a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) entry decision in early 2018.”

The Barossa gas field sits within Santos’ Northern Australia asset, one of the company’s five core assets.

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