By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 28 -- Salamander Energy Ltd., London, said it is in late stages of negotiating a production sharing contract for the Vientiane and Savannakhet exploration blocks in nonproducing Laos.
Salamander holds a 9.5% interest in Hess Corp.-operated Phu Horm gas field in northeastern Thailand. In Indonesia, Salamander operates with 70% interest the Bontang PSC, which has the 1982 Tutung gas-condensate discovery and several leads. It holds 5% interest in the BP-operated Offshore Northwest Java PSC and 5% interest in the CNOOC-operated Southeast Sumatra PSC.
Salamander holds interests in several other blocks in Thailand.