Onshore Thailand 2,250 bopd Carnarvon 7/25/2008
WICHIAN BURI OIL FIELD APPRAISAL
Pope Beneditc XVI Appointed Fr.
Joseph Luechai Thatwisai of the clergy of Udon Thani, Thailand,
professor at the Lux Mundi major national seminary of Sampran, and
secretary of the episcopal conference's biblical commission, as bishop
of Udon Thani (area 50,046, population 5,346,154, Catholics 17,000,
priests 33, religious 100). The bishop-elect was born in Phonsung,
Thailand in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1990. He succeeds Bishop
George Yod Phimphisan C.Ss.R., whose resignation from the pastoral care
of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the
Thailand 2,250 bopd
Carnarvon Petroleum NL 7/25/2008
Pan Orient All Smiles at NSE-A3 Well
Carnarvon reported that testing is underway on the recently drilled NSE-A3 horizontal appraisal well, operated by Pan Orient and located onshore Thailand. NSE-A3 is currently free flowing oil from the main volcanic reservoir within the Na Sanun East (NSE) central fault compartment at a stabilized rate of approximately 2,250 bopd with a low 0.1% water cut and choke settings/surface flowing pressures of 42/64" at120 psi on the tubing and 24/64" at 130 psi on the casing.
The NSE-A3 horizontal appraisal well was drilled to a total measured depth of 897 meters, penetrating the top of the main volcanic target at a depth of 755 meters TVD at a location approximately 420 meters due north of the NSE-A1 surface location. A 60 meter horizontal section was drilled within the upper 6 meters of the approximately 180 meter thick main volcanic reservoir.
Last week, on the July 18, Carnarvon announced a 1,245 bopd discovery of a new upper volcanic/volcanic clastic reservoir in its NSE-A1 well. This newly discovered productive zone at NSE-A1 was also encountered in NSE-A3, and drilled though, exhibiting high mud gas readings and good oil shows. This supports the interpretation that this new shallower reservoir is extensive across the Na Sanun East field.
NSE-A4 New Horizontal Appraisal Well (CVN 40%)
The NSE-A4 horizontal appraisal well is currently drilling ahead at a depth of approximately 120 meters towards the top of the main volcanic reservoir objective at a subsurface location approximately 350 meters northeast of the NSE-A drilling pad, within the NSE central fault compartment.
Development Plan Progress
The high flow rates at NSE-A3, combined with the new zone discovery at NSE-A1 announced one week ago, provide an exceptional start to the main NSE central fault compartment development that is now underway. The multi-well drill pad containing NSEA1, NSE-A3, and NSE-A4 was the first of its kind undertaken by the joint venture under the development plan. There is currently one additional multi-well drill pad where construction has been completed, three additional multi-well drill pads that are under construction plus another three multi-well drill pads where the land has been purchased and construction is about to commence.
WICHIAN BURI OIL FIELD APPRAISAL L44-C Vertical Appraisal Well (CVN 40%)
The L44-C vertical appraisal well is currently drilling ahead at a depth of approximately 1,000 meters with objectives within the F and G sandstones and a deeper "WB-1" volcanic at a location 1.15 kilometers north of the POE-6 oil discovery and within the POE-6 fault compartment. Oil shows and elevated mud gas readings have been observed while drilling at a number of stratigraphic levels. The WB-1 "Deep" volcanic reservoir is anticipated to be encountered at a depth of approximately 1,250 meters.
L44-C is part of a multi-well appraisal program that is intended to define the potential of sandstone and volcanic reservoir targets in the up dip portion of the POE-6 and Wichian Buri fault compartments, for future vertical and horizontal infill drilling.
Carnarvon's CEO, Ted Jacobson, commented, "The good flow results from NSE-A1 announced last week and now NSE-A3 are an excellent start to the development of the Na Sanun East Oil Field. The operator of the field,
Pan Orient, has successfully embarked on drilling horizontal production wells from multi well drill pads. These larger pads allow multiple operations from the one site without the need for restricting operations in adjacent wells. The joint venture maintains its target of 15,000 bopd gross oil production by years end.
"In addition to the development of the NSE field, appraisal of the Wichian Buri field is well underway with the drilling of L44-C. Hopefully this will significantly boost production from this field separate from Na Sanun East production."
|Thailand licensing round Jun 30||Japan, Thailand Currency Swap July 7|
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direction of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra,
the government was reportedly
considering alternate routes a controversial $477 million gas pipeline to Malaysia.
The pipeline's route is opposed by a group of environmentalists and local activists. One proposal under discussion would reroute the pipeline onto property owned by the Thai navy.
BANGKOK—Thailand has resolved to take advantage of high oil and gas prices by launching a new licensing round for petroleum prospecting rights on 88 tracts covering 450,000 sq km. Earlier this week, the Thai cabinet endorsed the plan of Industry Ministry to call the round, timed to lure international hydrocarbon prospectors at a time of high world oil prices. Increasing oil prices are perceived by Thai resources officials to make prospecting in the country, which offers moderate discovery potential and production, more interesting. International industry's interest in the kingdom's exploration and production activities has been limited in the past, especially during the past few years of low oil prices and a stagnant Thai economy caused by the 1997 regional economic meltdown.
According to Industry Minister Suwat Liptapallop, 75 of the blocks on offer are onshore, 9 are in the Gulf of Thailand, and 4 are in Andaman.
It is yet to be seen how foreign firms will react to the new Thai licensing round. A standard royalty fee of 15% will be levied on production, and 50% income tax is imposed. The Gulf of Thailand has so far offered the most potential in terms of natural gas. The kingdom offers less potential for sizable oil prospects. Thailand's combined domestic petroleum production in the first 4 months of this year rose 16% to 423,000 boe/d, according to the Petroleum Authority of Thailand.
Thai Oil Co. launches huge debt restructuring November 01, 1999 Magazine Volume: 97 Issue: 44
Cycle of Despair
Thai exports climb 11.4 percent in September 29 Oct 1999AFP
Thai PM departs to sign gas deal with Malaysia 29 Oct 1999AFP
Malaysia, Thailand say gas project a model for Spratlys 30 Oct 1999 AFP
Thai Skytrain back on track after fare deal 3 Nov 1999 AFP