Mubadala spuds exploration well in Gulf of Thailand
SINGAPORE -- KrisEnergy has announced that the Atwood Orca jackup rig has commenced the drilling of the Rojana-A exploration commitment well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, where the JV partners are developing the Nong Yao oil field.
Water depth at the Rojana-A location is 232 ft. The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 4,828 ft measured depth and will evaluate a series of stacked sandstone reservoirs of Miocene age. Chris Gibson-Robinson, KrisEnergy’s Director Exploration & Production, commented: “Rojana-A is the first exploration well to be drilled in G11/48 since the successful exploration and ensuing appraisal programs in 2009 and 2010, respectively.”
G11/48 covers 3,374 sq km over the southern margin of the Pattani basin and the northwest margin of the Malay basin in water depths of up to 75 m. The contract area contains the Nong Yao oil discovery, which is currently under development and is expected to produce first oil in the first half of 2015.
KrisEnergy holds 22.5% working interest in G11/48. Mubadala Petroleum G11 is the operator of the license with a 67.5% working interest and Palang Sophon holds 10%.