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Shell gets approval for Bratwurst-1 well offshore Australia



Australian authorities have approved Shell’s environment plan to drill an exploration well in the AC/P64 permit as part of the company’s Bratwurst-1 drilling campaign.

If the Bratwurst-1 exploration well discovers significant volumes, it could be tied back to the Prelude FLNG vessel
(Image via Shell)

The Bratwurst-1 well will be located in the Northern Browse Basin, off the Western coast of Australia, in a water depth of approximately 155 metres.

Drilling is expected to start in mid-2019, with activities lasting approximately 45 days. 

The company plan to use a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig for the operation, targeting gas/condensate. 

The Bratwurst-1 exploration well is located in the Northern Browse Basin, off Western Australia
(Image via Shell)

If significant volumes are discovered, it could be a potential tie-back to the Prelude FLNG unit, which started production last month. The Prelude facility is located approximately 160km southwest of the Bratwurst-1 well.

The environment plan was approved by the Australian regulator NOPSEMA and also covers potential for future sidetracking and/or testing in the event of exploration success.

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