SINGAPORE – KrisEnergy has produced first oil from the Apsara field in block A offshore Cambodia.
The A-01D well is the first of five planned development wells for the Mini Phase 1A project. Once all are completed in mid-February, output should reach a peak rate of around 7,500 b/d.
Apsara is in the Khmer basin, a previously unproduced basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand. With no production history to draw on in the region, development is being phased in order to mitigate risks and provide time for collection and analysis of data for future planned phases.
Mini Phase 1A features a minimum facilities, three-deck wellhead support platform designed to house up to six development wells, with all wells in the current program being drilled by the jackup PV Drilling III.
Produced fluids are sent to the Ingenium II production barge for oil, gas and water processing (up to 30,000 b/d of fluids), with a storage vessel (MT Strovolos) moored in the field for storing the processed crude prior to offloading. Support comes from a shore base at Sihanoukville, 160 km (99 mi) from Apsara.