Salamander spuds Tutung Alpha-2

May 20, 2008
Salamander Energy Plc. has started drilling the Tutung Alpha-2 appraisal well in Bontang PSC, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Offshore staff

LONDON –Salamander Energy Plc. has started drilling the Tutung Alpha-2 appraisal well in Bontang PSC, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

TA-2 targets Middle Miocene deltaic sandstones in the Pulubalang formation. The well will be drilled by the Ensco-1 barge rig with a proposed TD of 3,200 m (10,500 ft).

"Following the encouraging results of the TA-1 well, we are aiming to demonstrate the commercial viability of the development of the Tutung discovery with the TA-2 well," says James Menzies CEO of Salamander "Having acquired 3D seismic over the offshore area of the Bontang PSC last year, we have now mapped numerous prospects in the block. The area is looking highly prospective and we look forward to drilling the first of these exploration targets later in 2008."

05/20/2008

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