Chevron Announces Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Australia

  Chevron Announces Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Australia

   Satyr-2 in Greater Gorgon Area marks 15^th discovery in Australia since

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SAN RAMON, Calif. -- September 19, 2012

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced further drilling success by its
Australian subsidiary in the Greater Gorgon Area, located in the Carnarvon
Basin, a premier hydrocarbon basin.

The Satyr-2 exploration discovery well confirmedapproximately 128 feet (39
meters) of net gas pay. The well is located in the WA-374-P permit area
approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Barrow Island off the
Western Australian coast. The well was drilledin 3,570 feet (1,088 meters) of
water to a total depth of 12,454 feet (3,796 meters). Satyr-2 is Chevron’s
fifteenth discovery in Australia since mid-2009.

George Kirkland, vice chairman, Chevron Corporation, said, “This new discovery
in the Greater Gorgon Area further highlights the quality of Chevron’s
exploration capability in the region and the significance of Australia to
Chevron’s energy portfolio.”

Melody Meyer, president, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production
Company, said, “The continued exploration success in the Carnarvon Basin could
help underpin expansion opportunities at our LNG projects in Australia and
support our drive to become a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas to
world markets and domestic gas to Western Australia.”

Chevron Australia is the operator of WA-374-P with a 50 percent interest while
Shell and Exxon Mobil each hold 25 percent.

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