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Resource boost for offshore Gippsland field

Emperor Energy's Judith field estimated to hold 1.2 Tcf in prospective resources

Australia-listed Emperor Energy has received a boost to its Judith gas field off the south-east coast of Australia.

An independent report by consultants 3D-GEO has placed the best estimate contingent gas resource at the field in Vic/P47 at 150 billion cubic feet and best estimate prospective resources at 1.2 trillion cubic feet.

This marks an increase on a previous assessment which placed the best estimate contingent resources at the field at 122 Bcf, with an additional 844 Bcf prospective gas resource.

The latest assessment includes the gas-in-place and recoverable gas volumes in the Judith-1 gas discovery and Greater Judith structure, and followed the merging and reprocessing of 3D seismic surveys which were carried out in 2016 and 2017.

Emperor noted that reprocessed data from the G01a Northern field and GA04 Moby 3D seismic surveys showed the Greater Judith Structure to be a hanging wall fault terrace on the Rosedale fault system of the northern Gippsland basin.

The Judith gas field was discovered in 1989 by Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, with the Judith-1 well intersecting gas in the Turonian aged Emperor Group reservoirs.

Emperor is still determining its future exploration, appraisal and development plans for the field, however it has noted that nearby existing infrastructure provided potential development pathways.

Emperor holds a 100% interest in Vic/P47 which lies in Victoria’s offshore Gippsland basin.

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