Songkhla A-08 development well hits pay offshore Thailand

The Songkhla A-08 development well on block G5/43 in the Gulf of Thailand has struck oil, according to Coastal Energy Co.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- The Songkhla A-08 development well on block G5/43 in the Gulf of Thailand has struck oil, according to Coastal Energy Co.

The well was drilled to a total measured depth of 9,112 ft (2,777 m) and logged approximately 92 ft (28 m) of net pay with 18% porosity in the Lower Oligocene primary reservoir, the company reports. The well is currently testing over 3,500 b/d of oil with a 3% water cut.

The company drilled the Songkhla A-08 as a replacement development well for the A-02 well, which was converted into a water injection well due to a mechanical problem.

Total production from the Songkhla A facility is now over 10,000 b/d from the A-01, A-03, A-04, and A-08 wells. Two water injection wells, A-02 and A-05, are also in operation.

The company is currently drilling a third water injection well, the A-06, before mobilizing the rig to Songkhla B. Drilling on Songkhla B is scheduled for early December.

In addition, Coast Energy is mobilizing a workover unit to Songkhla Main to repair the A-07 well and install larger submersible pumps on the A-01 and A-03 wells.

11/25/2009

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