LONDON – The semisubmersible Ocean General has spudded Salamander Energy’s latest exploratory well on the South East Sangatta PSC offshore Indonesia.
The North Kendang-1 well will be drilled to TVDSS of about 2,600 m (8,530 ft) in 465 m (1,525 ft) water depth. It targets oil and gas pays in a series of stacked Pliocene/Upper Miocene sandstone reservoirs. The company estimates prospective recoverable resources at 91 MMbbl and 770 bcf (22 bcm).
On completion, the rig will return to Salamander’s Bontang PSC to drill the Bedug prospect, 4 km (2.5 mi) east and 500 m (1,640 ft) updip of the recent South Kecapi oil and gas discovery.