LONDON – Salamander Energy (LSE:SMDR) has started oil production through the Bualuang Bravo platform in the Gulf of Thailand.
The jackup Atwod Mako drilled and completed the horizontal BB-04H development well from the platform on the Bualuang field. After clean-up operations, the well should produce at its planned rate of 1,500 b/d.
The rig is currently drilling the second development well from the platform BB-10H.
The Bualuang field is presently producing more than 8,300 b/d. As the development program progresses, with 15 more wells to be added, next year output is expected to increase to 11,000-14,000 b/d.