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Mubadala spuds Gulf of Thailand wildcat

23rd June 2014

KrisEnergy has announced that the Atwood Orca jack-up rig has commenced the drilling of the Rojana-A exploration commitment well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, where the joint-venture partners are developing the Nong Yao oil field

Mubadala spuds Gulf of Thailand wildcat
Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum is exploring, appraising, developing, and producing oil and gas resources in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Southeast Asia

Water depth at the Rojana-A location is 70.6 metres. The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 1,472 metres measured depth and will evaluate a series of stacked sandstone reservoirs of Miocene age.

“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,” said Chris Gibson-Robinson, KrisEnergy’s director of exploration and production.

G11/48 covers 3,374 square kilometres over the southern margin of the Pattani Basin and the northwest margin of the Malay Basin in water depths of up to 75 metres. 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 per cent working interest in G11/48. Mubadala Petroleum G11 (Thailand) Limited is the operator of the licence with a 67.5 per cent working interest and Palang Sophon Limited holds 10 per cent. The Atwood Orca jack-up rig is owned by Atwood Oceanics.

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