Area Drilling

Colombia Harken Energy Corp., Houston, spudded Laurel 1, its third well on the 250,000 acre Bolivar Association Contract Area in the Middle Magdalena basin. It is to have a 4,000-6,500 ft lateral to evaluate Rosa Blanca at 8,800 ft TVD. The drill site is near Trigos 1, a vertical well that recovered 40° gravity sweet crude in 1954. Malaysia Saba Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. and Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. are evaluating surrounding waters in Block G off Sabah for more deepwater opportunities after drilling a substantial discovery earlier this year. Kamunsu East-1, in 2,417 ft of water 16 km north of Kebabangan gas field, cut a thick section of gas pay with oil ind...

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