CALGARY, Canada -- The Song Doc field in block 46/02 offshore Vietnam has achieved first oil, according to Talisman Energy.
Gross production from five pre-drilled wells is expected to reach approximately 25,000 b/d of oil by early 2009, the company says. An additional three development wells are currently being drilled. Talisman's share of proved and probable reserves in the Song Doc field is estimated at 6 MMbbl of oil, with proved reserves of 3 MMbbl of oil.
The Song Doc field facilities comprise an FPSO and wellhead platform.
The FPSO is a tanker conversion carried out by MODEC at the COSCO yard in Dalian, China. The Song Doc wellhead platform was fabricated by Petroleum Technical Services Co. in Vung Tau, Vietnam.
Talisman has a 30% interest in block 46/02 and in the Truong Son Joint Operating Co., which operates the block. Co-venturers are PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Co. at 40% and Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn Bhd with the remaining 30%.