Unocal eyes another Thai gas development

Unocal Thailand Ltd. is eyeing development plans after the recent completion of appraisal drilling has further confirmed the commerciality of its Pakarang gas field in the Gulf of Thailand.With the successful drilling of four delineation wells in the field, Unocal now estimates the gross gas resource potential for Pakarang at 275-550 bcf.Pakarang is on Block 11, north of Erawan gas field, the gulf`s hub for the main trunk pipeline to shore, and is covered by a gas sales contract with the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT).The results of the four slimhole delineation wells follow: Pakarang 6 reached a depth of 11,348 ft and encountered 174 ft of gas-bearing sands; Pakarang 7 was drilled...

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