PERTH, Australia – The Manora joint venture partners have approved a firm three-well near-field exploration campaign in the Gulf of Thailand.
According to partner Tap Oil Ltd., the first well, Inthanin-1, is expected to spud in late November 2019 and will be followed by Yothaka East-1 and Krissana-1.
A contingent side track into the Yothaka structure will be dependent upon the results of the Yothaka East-1 and Krissana-1 exploration wells.
All the wells are in the North Kra (Manora) production area, and within 5 km (3 mi) of the Manora platform, where Tap has a 30% working interest. Mubadala Petroleum is the operator.
The Inthanin prospect trap is a three-way dip closure with the added possibility of a larger combination trap at the 500 sands level. The target reservoirs are fluvial at the 400 and 500 level and lacustrine at the 600 level.
The Yothaka East prospect traps are an inverted flower structure at the 600 level and a faulted four-way dip closure at the 500 level. The target reservoirs are fluvial at the 500 level and lacustrine at the 600 level.
The Krissana prospect trap is a three-way dip closure at all sand levels. The target reservoirs are fluvial at the 300, 400 and 500 levels and lacustrine at the 600 level.
Tap added the development of these volumes would take advantage of existing infrastructure and operating capability.
The Inthanin prospect could be developed by deviated wells drilled directly from the Manora platform. Development of the Yothaka East – Krissana cluster would require investment in a new wellhead platform tied back to the Manora platform where the oil would be processed and stored on the existing FSO.