Singapore: KrisEnergy, an independent upstream oil and gas company, announced that the Atwood Orca jack-up rig has commenced the drilling of the Rojana-A exploration commitment well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, where the joint-venture partners are developing the Nong Yao oil field.
Water depth at the Rojana-A location is 70.6 m. The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 4,828 ft measured and will evaluate a series of stacked sandstone reservoirs of Miocene age.
KrisEnergy holds 22.5% working interest in G11/48. Mubadala Petroleum G11 (Thailand) Limited is the operator of the licence with a 67.5% working interest and Palang Sophon Limited holds 10%.
The Atwood Orca jack-up rig is owned by Atwood Oceanics. [23/06/14]