HOUSTON -- Salamander Energy has spudded the Tutung Alpha-1 appraisal well in the Bontang PSC, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The well aims to appraise the Tutung gas discovery. The original discovery well tested 10 MMcf/d (283,169 cm/d) of gas and 613 b/d of condensate from Middle Miocene deltaic sandstones and is estimated to contain between 40 to 100 bcf of recoverable reserves, the company said. Tutung-Alpha-1 well is approximately 1.2 km (0.75 mi) north of the discovery well.
The well is being drilled using theEnsco-1 barge mounted rig and is programmed to reach 3,200 m (10,499 ft) subsea. Salamander is operator and holds a net 70% interest in the license.