KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Petronas has a new gas discovery offshore Sarawak.
The Pegaga-1 well was drilled in block SK320, operated by a Malaysian affiliate of Mubadala Petroleum. Petronas has a 25% interest.
The well flowed gas to surface and encountered a 247-m (810-ft) gas column. However, pressure data indicate the possibility of a substantial gas column still not penetrated by the well.
The location is around 250 km (155 mi) northwest of Bintulu in a water depth of 108 m (354 ft). Further drilling is planned to determine the volumes and the gas quality.
According to Petronas, the discovery proves that there is still hydrocarbon potential in theSarawak basin. The company and its partners continue to drill exploratory wells in both shallow water and deepwater, as well as acquiring new seismic, electromagnetic, and gravity data.