Woodside Petroleum second-quarter revenue falls 32%

July 18 (Reuters) - Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a 32% drop in second-quarter revenue on Thursday, the first decline in six quarters, as it was hit by an extension of planned maintenance at its Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and weaker prices.

The country's largest listed oil and gas explorer said production for the quarter ended June 30 fell to 17.3 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe), from 22.1 mmboe a year earlier. The latest quarter production figure was above Citi estimates of 16.33 mmboe. (

Sales fell to $738 million from $1.08 billion, below Citi estimates of $793 million.

Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr