SapuraKencana make four gas discoveries offshore Sarawak

Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM

Oil and gas company SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd (SapuraKencana) has discovered four gas wells offshore Sarawak.

The group said its wholly-owned subsidiary, SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak Incorporation (SKE) has made four significant discoveries of non-associated natural gas in the SK408 production sharing contract (PSC) area.

The four-well discovery from the first four exploration wells was within the primary target of the Late Miocene Carbonate reservoirs.

SapuraKencana explained that the first well, Teja-1, located 8 kilometre (km) southeast Cili Padi gas field encountered 219 metres of gross column whilst the Gorek-1 discovery, located 15 km southeast F23 gas field encountered a gross gas column of 235 metres.

The company added that the third well, Legundi-1, located 18 km south F23 gas field which was drilled in a down-flank location encountered a 139 metres gross gas column and the fourth well, Larak-1, located 12 km south of F6 gas field, also drilled in a down-flank location encountered a gross gas column of 333 metres.

SapuraKencana noted SKE, the operator of the wells with a SapuraKencana noted that SKE the operator of the wells with a 40 per cent interest is working with its partners Petronas-Carigali Sdn Bhd which has a 30 per cent interest and Sarawak Shell Bhd with 30 per cent interest for the gas project.

The company pointed out that SK408 Block is located in shallow waters approximately 120 km offshore Sarawak covering an area of approximately 4,480 square kilometre in the prolific Central Luconia Gas Province. SapuraKencana observed that those are the first four wells of a 10-well commitment in the SK408 PSC.

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