The co-owners of the large Dorado oilfield offshore Western Australia are developing a strategy for exploration drilling as they aim to make multiple discoveries that can be tied back to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

The project operator partners Santos and Carnarvon Energy own all the near-field acreage in the Dorado area of the Bedout sub-basin, and are busy performing geophysical work based on the Archer 3D and Keraudren Extension 3D surveys, as well as the Capreolus and Zeester data sets.