KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – PTTEP has discovered gas with the Nangka-1 exploration well in block SK417 offshore Sarawak.
The well was drilled to a TD of 3,758 m (12,329 ft) in September, after encountering sweet gas in mid to late Miocene Cycle VI clastic reservoir.
PTTEP HK Offshore operates the shallow water block, 90 km (56 mi) offshore Sarawak, in partnership with Petronas. The concession was awarded in 2018 following the Malaysia Bid Round 2017.
Petronas senior vice president of Malaysia Petroleum Management, Mohamed Firouz Asnan said this was the second gas find in the Baram Province this year, following Dokong-1 in the same block.
“The finding of contaminant-free gas in Nangka-1 reaffirms sweet gas opportunities within the area…The availability of existing facilities within the region will allow the petroleum arrangement contractors to monetize their discoveries quicker and cheaper through tieback solutions,” he added.
In its latest results statement, Petronas revealed that its subsidiary in Turkmenistan produced first oil from the Garagol Deniz West development in block 1 of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea on Aug. 5, 54 days ahead of schedule.
Ten days later, the unmanned Garagol Deniz Drilling Platform (GDDP-A) supplied 6,000 b/d of oil to the PC(T)SB gas treatment plant onshore gas terminal.