Santos tests for more oil at AAL field offshore Indonesia

Santos has spudded the AAL-4X appraisal well in the Northwest Natuna PSC offshore Indonesia.

May 16th, 2016
Northwest Natuna PSC offshore Indonesia
Northwest Natuna PSC offshore Indonesia

Offshore staff

NORTH SYDNEY, AustraliaSantos has spudded the AAL-4X appraisal well in the Northwest Natuna PSC offshore Indonesia.

According to co-venturerAWE, the jackup Raniworo will drill the well to a TD of 1,232 m (4,042 ft) TVDSS, with the program likely to take 48 days to complete. Water depth is around 72 m (236 ft).

Northwest Natuna includes the Ande Ande Lumut (AAL) oil field which comprises the K Sand reservoir (101 MMbbl estimated as recoverable) and the underlying G Sand reservoir.

The AAL-4X appraisal well is targeting the G Sand reservoir, thought to hold potentially 289 MMbbl in place.

Appraisal should facilitate preparation of a development plan, possibly in tandem with the already approved K Sand development.

05/16/2016

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