The company’s Vos-1 well in the WA-439-P permit area encountered about 453ft of net gas pay.

The Australian subsidiary of Chevron drilled the well in 4,869ft of water to a depth of 12,461ft.

Chevron vice chairman George Kirkland said the find at Vos-1 represents the company’s twelfth offshore discovery in Australia since mid-2009.

Chevron operates the WA-439-P permit with a 50% interest, while Shell Development (Australia) holds the remaining 50% stake.