Truong Son Joint Operating Co. oil discovery off Viet Nam tests at 7,300 b/d of oil

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Dec. 15 -- Truong Son Joint Operating Co. (JOC) has made an oil discovery on Block 46/02 in the Malaysia-Viet Nam Commercial Arrangement Area (CAA) off Viet Nam.

On test the Song Doc-1X exploration well flowed 7,300 b/d of 38° degree oil, with the flow constrained by testing equipment. Reserves potential are being evaluated.

Truong Son JOC is jointly owned by PetroVietnam Exploration & Production Co., operator, with a 40% interest; Talisman (Vietnam 46/02) Ltd., a subsidiary of Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc., 30%; and Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas, the national petroleum corporation of Malaysia, 30%.

Block 46/02 is adjacent to Block PM-3 CAA, which Talisman operates, and Song Doc is 13 km northwest of the PM-3 CAA Bunga Kekwa C wellhead platform.

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