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Australia-based Woodside said Wednesday that its Pyxis-1 exploration well in Western Australia has discovered an offshore gas pay zone.

The well, located in production licence WA-34-L, reached a total depth of 10,980 feet and  intersected about 60 feet of net gas within the Jurassic sandstone target.

Wireline logging confirmed the discovery through the recovery of gas samples to surface and the establishment of a gas pressure gradient.

“Given its location, this successful exploration outcome offers future tie-back potential to Woodside’s existing Pluto infrastructure,” Woodside Executive Vice President Global Exploration Philip Loader said.

Pyxis-1 is located in Western Australia’s Dampier Sub-Basin, about 9 miles north of Woodside’s producing Pluto Gas Field infrastructure.

Woodside operates WA-34-L with a 90 percent equity stake.

Japan-based Kansai Electric Power Australia and Tokyo Gas Pluto each hold 5 percent equity stakes.