The leading Australian operator Santos has outlined a plan for a new three-well shallow-water exploration drilling campaign offshore Western Australia.

The wells are - in the planned order of drilling - Yoorn-1, Jelen-1 and Parnassus-1.

Yoorn-1 is envisaged as a 90-day well in the second and third quarters of 2022; Jelen-1 a 50-day well in the fourth quarter of 2023 and Parnassus-1 in the same timframes.

The wells are located in Blocks WA-499-P, WA-546-P and WA-208-P, which are all in very close proiximity of the large producing fields that underpin the North West Shelf LNG project.