Salamander proves oil and gas in North Kutei basin offshore Indonesia

Offshore staff

LONDON – Salamander Energy has discovered oil and gas in the North Kutei basin offshore Indonesia.

The semisubmersible Ocean General drilled the South Kecapi-1 DIR/ST exploration well (SK-1) on the Bontang PSC. It intersected 40 m (131 ft) of net oil and gas pay in good quality stacked Pliocene channel sandstones.

A drillstem test in a well-developed, Pliocene-age channel sandstone flowed light, sweet 33.4° API oil at around 6,000 b/d (constrained by testing equipment) and 8 MMcf/d (226,535 cm/d) of gas.

Pressures were higher than anticipated and numerous gas kicks were encountered throughout the early Pliocene section, which may suggest a highly active hydrocarbon-charging system. Wireline and pressure data confirmed the presence of an oil/water contact within the channel sandstones.

Salamander plans to drill another well to examine updip potential in the Bedug structure, 4 km (2.5 mi) east and 500 m (1,640 ft) updip of SK-1.

First, however, the rig will transfer to the South East Sangatta PSC to drill the North Kendang-1 exploration well.

2/4/2013

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...