Woodside announced last week that its Thalin-1A exploration well in Block AD-7 in the Rakhine Basin intersected a gross gas column of 64 meters — showing a significant thickness of target horizon here.
The bigger number however, was the net pay (the thickness of strata within a target zone that actually contains natural gas) which came in at 62 meters — more than quadruple the 15 meters of net pay that Woodside found in its initial Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well.
That shows the reservoir quality in the Myanmar offshore play may be better than initially suspected. And here’s the most important thing about this new drilling: Woodside’s latest well is a full 375 km away from the initial drill site. Suggesting huge potential for the productive basin here.
The Thalin-1A well (see map) is at the very north end of Woodside’s acreage in the Myanmar offshore (dark blue blocks). Whereas the original Shwe Yee Htun-1 well was located near the southern edge of the project area.
Written by Dave Forest, Oilprice.com