Malaysia: Lundin finds Bertram potentially commercial

The Bertram-2 appraisal well has proved the 1995 Bertram discovery off Peninsular Malaysia to be a potentially commercial oil field, said Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm.

The Bertram-2 appraisal well has proved the 1995 Bertram discovery off Peninsular Malaysia to be a potentially commercial oil field, said Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm.

Bertram-2, in the PM307 production sharing contract area, went to 1,884 m to test Oligocene lower coastal plain sandstones. It proved the continuity and quality of the K10 oil reservoir sandstone northeast of the Bertram-1 discovery well, which flowed 624 b/d of 34° gravity oil on a short-term production test.

Bertam-2 found deeper sands that formed a secondary exploration target to be water-bearing. The K10 reservoir sand was fully cored and logged. Preliminary interpretation indicates oil interval with very good reservoir properties, Lundin said. Bertram-2 stabilized at 756 b/d.

Lundin plans to plug the well , determine the range of oil resources, rapidly select a concept, and move forwards towards development or plan further appraisal if required.

Lundin Malaysia BV operates PM307 with 75% equity interest. Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. has 25%.

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