Husky makes South China Sea gas discovery

Husky has made a gas discovery on block 29/26 in the South China Sea.

Offshore staff

Calgary, Canada -- Husky has made a gas discovery on block 29/26 in the South China Sea. The LH 34-2-1 exploration well encountered a significant thickness of excellent quality, gas charged reservoir, the company reports.

The well tested natural gas, with a high liquids yield, at an equipment restricted rate of 55 MMcf/d, with indications that the well's future deliverability could exceed 140 MMcf/d. The West Hercules drilled the well 23 km (14 mi) northeast of the Liwan 3-1 gas field in a water depth of 1,145 m (3,757 ft)

The front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Liwan 3-1 Field Development Project is at an advanced stage and the LH 34-2 field will be tied into the planned offshore infrastructure. Husky expects submit a development plan to regulatory authorities early near year. First gas production is targeted for 2013.

The West Hercules is currently preparing to spud another exploration well on block 29/26 in the South China Sea. In addition, the company is planning an appraisal well in early 2010 to determine the full potential of the LH34-2 field.

12/08/2009

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