Owned and operated by Equinor, WA-542-P is located west of the recent Dorado oil discovery Image: A map showing new exploration permit, WA-542-P. Photo: courtesy of Equinor ASA. Norwegian energy giant Equinor has been granted new exploration permit for acreage in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.The new exploration permit, WA-542-P, will be 100% owned and operated by Equinor. The permit is located west of the recent Dorado oil discovery.Equinor international offshore exploration senior vice-president Paul McCafferty said: “We are pleased with this award which expands our position in Australia with an exploration opportunity in a proven basin.The block, which covers 4815km ², lies about 100km from the Australian coastEquinor said it plans to undertake geological studies and 3D seismic data acquisition on the WA-542-P licence. Covering 4,815km ², the block lies about 100km from the Australian coast and in water depth ranging from 80-350 meters.McCafferty added: “An interesting new liquids play has emerged in this part of Australia’s northwest shelf and we are looking forward to assessing the potential in our new permit.”Equinor serves as the operator for EPP39 and EPP40 in the Ceduna Basin offshore South Australia.Claimed to be one of the biggest oil fields in the greater North West Shelf, Dorado is estimated to hold 448 million barrels of oil-equivalent (Mboe).In June 2019, Santos and its partner Carnarvon Petroleum said that the drilling of the Dorado-2 appraisal well has confirmed the pre-drill expectations of the Dorado discovery offshore Western Australia.The Dorado discovery, which is contained in the WA-437-P permit in the Bedout Basin, was made in July 2018 through the drilling of the Dorado-1 well. Santos is the operator of the WA-437-P permit with a stake of 80% while Carnarvon holds the remaining stake of 20%.The appraisal well encountered an oil-water contact in the Caley reservoir, which was the primary target. According to Carnarvon, high-quality oil was drawn from the reservoir and reservoir properties were found to be excellent and on part to those discovered during the drilling of the Dorado-1 well.
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The new arrivals were brought in after the club sold Bale to Real Madrid and Sherwood believes the Welshman’s departure ended the team’s top-four bid before it even began. “We’re taking out one of the best players in the world and replacing him with seven players who have never played in this competition before,” Sherwood said. “How on earth did people think we would be title challengers or even make the top four? “If you don’t know the game you could possibly think that they would all hit the floor running but it doesn’t happen, they need time. “This club will be better with those seven players next season – they’ll have experience of the competition and they will improve from that.” Tottenham finished the season with 69 points, three fewer than last season’s club-record total of 72 – but 10 behind fourth-placed Arsenal. Spurs have come fourth only twice in the last 10 Premier League campaigns and Sherwood believes expectations last summer were far too high. “It was hyped – the hype was ridiculous,” Sherwood said. “We’ve qualified for the Champions League once – why have we got a divine right to qualify for the Champions League? “Where we’ve finished in sixth is where we should be, it’s where we are as a club. “We all want to aspire to the top four and the title but we aren’t getting there with what we’ve got. “To remove a match winner like Gareth Bale out of that squad – we shouldn’t have expected it after that.” Spurs scored all three goals against Aston Villa before half-time as Paulinho finished from close range, Nathan Baker turned the ball into his own net and Emmanuel Adebayor converted a penalty after Gabriel Agbonlahor had blocked Sandro’s shot with his hand. Paulinho’s 14th-minute strike was the only goal Spurs have scored in the first 15 minutes of a league match this season and Sherwood was pleased with his side’s fast start. “We’ve taken a lot of criticism this season about how we start games but it could have been over before we actually scored the first one,” Sherwood said. “Once Paulinho tucks that away we were comfortable. “We all want to go on after half-time and score six or seven goals but it’s not always going to be the case. “You can’t flog a dead horse – these guys have played a long season.” Tim Sherwood believes Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four finish this season were wiped out the moment the club sold Gareth Bale last summer. Despite their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, Spurs finished sixth in the Barclays Premier League and missed out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive campaign. Tottenham’s disappointing season hinged on the club’s seven new signings last summer, who came with big reputations but failed to make the desired impact. Press Association