Woodside Energy takes MetraWeather marine weather guidance for offshore Myanmar

Shwe Yee Htun-1 Well Woodside Myanmar

18 January 2016

MetraWeather, with science partner MetOcean Solutions, is supporting Woodside Energy in Myanmar with tropical cyclone, tropical squall and maritime forecasts; tow and route forecasts and tsunami monitoring.

In early January 2016, Woodside announced that its joint venture well with Total E&P and local energy firm MPRL E&P had intersected a gross gas column of approximately 129m, with approximately 15m of so-called net gas pay interpreted within the primary target at the Shwe Yee Htun-1 exploration well (see image above) in Block A-6 in Myanmar’s Rakhine Basin. 

Across South East Asia and Australia, typhoons (tropical cyclones) and tropical squalls rank amongst the greater threats to offshore safety. 

Marine weather guidance and metocean studies are crucial to offshore exploration and production. The safety of crew, both on the sea and in the air; the mitigation of weather impacts on infrastructure assets; and logistics planning are top-of-mind considerations for offshore operations.

MetraWeather and MetOcean will be exhibiting their offshore marine weather guidance solutions on Stand 07 at the 6th Myanmar Oil & Gas Exhibition - OGEX. OGEX is the largest and longest established oil and gas exhibition in Myanmar and is being held in the Sedona Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar from 28th–29th January 2016.

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