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Roc Oil spuds wildcat in Beibu Gulf Block offshore China

12th September 2014

Roc Oil (China) has announced that drilling has commenced on the first of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12

Roc Oil spuds two wildcats offshore China
The well is located 4.7 kilometres East Northeast from Roc’s existing Beibu 12-8W facilities and is in water depth of approximately 35 metres.

The first well, WZ12-10-1, is targeting the T42 and Weizhou West formations, adjacent to the WZ12-8East field of the WZ12-8 Development Area.

“This exploration programme in Beibu is following on from the successful exploration and development programmes of WZ6-12 and 12-8W fields in 2012/13,” said Alan Linn, chief executive officer. “It is targeting incremental volumes to the 12-8W project and the future 12-8E project and will also provide an expansion of the existing development acreage from 57.8 to 66.6 square kilometres allowing further future exploration and development activities.”

Concurrently, the development area has been expanded to fully include the prospect, adding approximately 8.8 square kilometres area, making the total new WZ12-8 Development Area 66.6 square kilometres.

 

Drilling from jack-up rig HYSY 935 commenced at 10.30 China Standard Time on 10 September 2014.

Total depth planned for this vertical well is 1539 metres TVD.

The well is located 4.7 kilometres East Northeast from Roc’s existing Beibu 12-8W facilities and is in water depth of approximately 35 metres.

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