Australia's Beach Energy has made a gas field discovery at Beharra Springs Deep-1 licence in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Beharra Springs Deep-1 is located 16 kilometres south of the Waitsia-4 well and 15 kilometres south west of the West Erregulla-2 well.
The well was drilled to a total depth of 4,170 metres and intersected a 65 metre thick reservoir interval of the Kingia Sandstone at a depth of 3,935 to 4,000 metres, with estimated net gas pay of 36 metres.
Beach managing director Matt Kay said “Perth Basin is a key growth asset in the Beach portfolio. The result at Beharra Springs Deep is further validation of the Basin’s conventional gas potential within the Kingia formation. Our near term plans include the expansion of Waitsia Stage 1, reaching final investment decision on Waitsia Stage 2 and acquisition of the Trieste 3D seismic survey over the coming months to high grade a number of prospects and leads as future drilling candidates."
Following the completion of wireline evaluation and production testing activities, Beach will complete an assessment of the recoverable volumes at Beharra Springs Deep.
Beach is the operator of the licence and has a 50 per cent stake. Japan's Mitsui has the remaining 50 per cent holding.