Serica resumes search in Kutai permit

The jackup Trident IX has spud the Marindan-1 well offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- The jackup Trident IX has spud the Marindan-1 well offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

According to operator Serica Energy, the well in the southern part of the Kutai PSC is targeting five multi-layer clastic and carbonate reservoirs of late Miocene to early Pliocene age, in the interval from 1,400-3,500 m (4,593-11,483 ft) MD.

It will be deviated at a maximum angle of around 30° in order to reach each target at the optimum location. Serica has prognosed the reservoirs on the basis of offset well data and recent 3D seismic.

Marindan-1 is 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from the Pegah-1 well drilled in 1974 by a previous operator. Pegah-1 found oil shows and produced a small volume of gas during a drill stem test.

Water depth at the Marindan-1 location is 55 m (180 ft). The well should take 30 days to complete.

10/28/2010

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