KrisEnergy sees initial success at Rossukon-2 in Gulf of Thailand

Singapore: KrisEnergy has said that drilling of the Rossukon-2 exploration well at the G6/48 block, located in the Gulf of Thailand, has so far proven to be a success.

Drilling began last week utilising the Key Gibraltar jackup rig, and preliminary well logs indicate that the well intersected approximately 69 feet true vertical depth of net oil-bearing sandstones and 37 feet true vertical depth of net gas-bearing sandstones, over five reservoir intervals.

The logging program is expected to be completed by tomorrow, at which point Rossukon-2 will be plugged back and the Rossukon-2ST directional sidetrack well will commence drilling out approximately 1.3 km to the northwest.

“The results from Rossukon-2 provide an encouraging basis to drill a sidetrack well to further define the lateral extent of the hydrocarbon columns and explore for new zones. These wells, together with the original 2009 discovery well, will bring us a step closer to deciding commerciality of the accumulation and the potential development concept,” said Chris Gibson-Robinson, KrisEnergy director exploration & production.

The G6/48 block covers 566 sq km and lies to the north of G10/48, where the Wassana oil field is being developed. KrisEnergy holds a 30% working interest in the concession and is partnered by Northern Gulf Petroleum and Mubadala Petroleum.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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