The Kulintang-1 well, spudded in March, reached TD of 2,238 m (7,342 ft) last month. PTTEP expects to drill a follow-up exploration well in the block during the current quarter.
SK438 is adjacent to blocks SK405, SK309, SK311, and SK314A, all operated by the company, with nearby infrastructure, and potential for a cluster development.
The concession is in shallow waters, 108 km (67 mi) from the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak. PTTEP HKO operates in partnership with Petronas.