SOCO reported the start of oil and natural gas production from the third wellhead platform (WHP) on the H5 fault block of Te Giac Trang field on Block 16-1 offshore Vietnam (OGJ Online, Sept. 25, 2013).
Flow began after perforation of the first of five development wells drilled at the H5 WHP. A sixth well might be drilled.
The platform is in the southern part of the Cuu Long basin field, about 100 km from Vung Tau.
Te Giac Trang crude oil moves by pipeline to a floating production and storage vessel. Gas flows to facilities on Bach Ho field 20 km southeast.
The H1 WHP came on stream on Te Giac Trang in August 2011, and the H4 WHP started in July 2012.
SOCO recently reported first-half 2015 field production of 30,715 boe/d of oil and 2,869 boe/d of natural gas.
Block interests are SOCO 30.5%, PetroVietnam Exploration & Production Corp. 41%, and PTT Exploration & Production PCL 28.5%. Operator is Hoang Long Joint Operating Co.