Well off Vietnam gauges high oil flow rate

By an OGJ correspondent
BANGKOK, Oct. 20 -- A new appraisal well in Te Giac Trang on Block 16-1 off Vietnam has flowed oil at high rates on a drillstem test.

The TGT-5X well, drilled to a TD of 3,405 m, gauged 7,000 b/d, said Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC, which holds a 28.5% interest in Block 16-1 through subsidiary PTTEP Hoang Long Co.

PTT E&P said a second drillstem test, in progress at the time of the report, recorded an initial flow rate of 7,300 b/d.

Drillstem test flows of other appraisal wells on the same structure are 600 b/d from TGT-4X), 9,432 b/d from TGT-1X, and 9,908 b/d from TGT-3X (OGJ Online, Apr. 28, 2006).

Other interests are Petrovietnam Exploration & Production Co. 41%, SOCO Vietnam 28.5%, and OPECO Vietnam 2%.

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