STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Lundin Petroleum has discovered oil in the Janglau-1 well in block PM308A offshore Peninsular Malaysia.
The jackup Offshore Courageous drilled the well to a TD of 3,820 m (12,533 ft). The objectives were Oligocene intra-rift sands and the underlying fractured pre-Tertiary section.
While drilling below 3,153 m (10,344 ft), oil was encountered in multiple-pay sand units in an intra-rift sand/shale section extending over a gross interval of roughly 300 m (984 ft). Oil samples were retrieved at the surface during drilling.
Following logging, petrophysical analysis indicates 24 m (78.7 ft) of net oil pay. Pressure testing and fluid sampling were completed and oil samples recovered for laboratory analysis. A mini-DST test was also conducted.
Lundin plans further analysis of the recovered data to evaluate the discovery and its potential.
CEO Ashley Heppenstall said: "This is Lundin Petroleum’s first discovery in this area and follows two prior gas discoveries in the Sabah core area drilled earlier in 2011. Janglau-1 confirms a new oil play where Lundin Petroleum has built a significant production sharing contract position.”
Following completion of Janglau-1 the Offshore Courageous will move to the Bertam-2 appraisal well location in the adjacent PM307 PSC area.