October 2007
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Exploration discoveries

Apache Corporation discovered gas with its Brunello-1 well in the Carnarvon basin on the Northwest Shelf of Australia. The well flowed 72.5 MMcfd of gas and 1,230 bopd of condensate from 121 ft of pay in the Triassic Mungaroo formation. Brunello-1 was drilled to a 12,027-ft depth in 508 ft of water, 99 mi from shore. Apache estimates recoverable resources in the range of 300 Bcf. BHP Billiton discovered gas in its Thebe-1 exploration well in Block WA-346-P, offshore Western Australia in the Exmouth Plateau of the Carnarvon basin. The well, 186 mi off the northwestern coast in water depths of 3,848 ft, found a 240-ft gas column. Teikoku Oil made an oil and gas discovery onshore on Japan’s Honshu Island about 150 mi northwest of Tokyo. The Minami Kuwayama TT-1 well flowed 500 bopd and 250 Mcfd of natural gas from the Shiiya Formation.

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