Shell gets approval for Bratwurst well offshore Australia

  • Project & Tenders

Oil major Shell has received an approval from Australian authorities for its environment plan to drill an exploration well in AC/P64 permit as part of the Bratwurst-1 drilling campaign offshore Western Australia.

Shell submitted the plan in late January 2019. The well, named Bratwurst-1, will be located within the Northern Browse Basin in Commonwealth Waters with a water depth of approximately 155 meters.

Following a couple of requests for further information by the Australian regulator NOPSEMA and Shell’s submissions to those requests, the plan was approved on Wednesday, May 15.

Shell plans to use a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig for the operation and is targeting gas/condensate.

If significant gas/condensate volumes are discovered during this campaign, there is a future potential for a tie-back to the giant Prelude FLNG unit where production started last month. The Prelude facility is located approximately 160 km southwest of the approximate well location.

The environment plan also covers potential for future sidetracking and/or testing in the event of exploration success.

Drilling is proposed to start as early as mid-2019 and drilling activities are expected to take approximately 45 days.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.

Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. 

If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.

Related news

List of related news articles