Indonesia: Pan Orient moves to second exploratory location

Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, has abandoned the Shinta-1 exploratory well on the Batu Gajah PSC in south-central Sumatra, Indonesia, and is moving the rig to the Buana-1 location.

Pan Orient, operator with 77% working interest, drilled Shinta-1 to 6,297 ft measured depth and encountered oil shows from 1,300 ft to total depth.

A fluid sample containing 120 ml of oil and 820 ml of water was recovered from a sandstone at 5,758 ft in the primary target Lower Talang Akar formation. However, open-hole wireline logs, mud logs, and pressure data and fluid samples indicate no commercial zones.

Shinta-1 was drilled for an estimated $3.4 million, 29% below the government-approved AFE.

Buana-1 is an updip appraisal of the 2011 NTO-1 gas discovery. It targets gas in Lower Talang Akar sands and oil in Upper Talang Akar and Gumai sands.

Related Articles

INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

01/01/1990 WESTCOAST ENERGY INC., Vancouver, B.C., agreed to buy the utilities and propane business of Inter-City Gas Corp. (ICG), Winnipeg, Man., for $720 mi...

OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS CAN STYMIE DEVELOPMENT OF COALBED METHANE

01/01/1990 Although the technology exists for commercial recovery of coalbed methane, production has been hindered because of the legal quandary as to ownersh...

OIL FLOW RISING IN E. CHINA REGION

01/01/1990 Production is building from an oil producing area in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The northern J...

GAS EXPLORATION FANS OUT MIN ARKOMA BASIN

01/01/1990 Gas exploration is heating up in the South Central Arkoma basin's pre-Pennsylvanian formations. Several operators are targeting Siluro-Devonian...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected