Salamander proves more oil in Bualuang region offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy has discovered oil with its latest exploration well in the Gulf of Thailand.

Offshore staff

LONDONSalamander Energy has discovered oil with its latest exploration well in the Gulf of Thailand.

TheG4/50-5 well was drilled on the Surin prospect in block G4/50 in the central part of the western sub-basin.

The well encountered oil in good-quality Miocene fluvial sandstones in the primary N40 target zone more than 1,525-1,533 m (5,003-5,029 ft) TVDSS. Wireline logs and pressure data confirmed around 8 m (26 ft) of oil pay with recovered samples indicating 31° API crude.

Mapping of the Surin fault block suggests 15-20 m (49-65.6 ft) of column height above the location of the well penetration. The well has since been P&A’d.

Salamander CEO James Menzies said: “The discovery of oil in the Surin fault block, a 25-km [15.5-mi] step out from theBualuang field, has proven the access to an oil charge in the western central sub-basin…This is clearly a positive step in de-risking the neighboring prospects and in understanding the local petroleum system.”

8/6/2013

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