Appraisal well completed in Bo Rang B field in Thailand

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and its joint venture partner Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, completed testing the BR-3D1 appraisal well in Bo Rang B oil field in Thailand and declared the field commercial.

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, Nov. 17 -- Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and its joint venture partner Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, completed testing the BR-3D1 appraisal well in Bo Rang B oil field in Thailand and declared the field commercial. Pan Orient serves as project operator.

The well is the first horizontal appraisal in the field and flowed at 700 b/d of oil from a fractured volcanic reservoir target at a depth of 446 m.

Carnarvon said this is a significant increase in the flow rate from the nearby BR-2ST1 sidetrack Bo Rang B discovery well, which had a cased-hole completion and flowed at only 35 b/d.

The JV points to the success of horizontal drilling and highlights the shallow zone potential within the Bo Rang and nearby L44-W sectors of the L44 permit.

The JV is now planning to drill three more horizontal appraisals targeting the Bo Rang B field before yearend.

Nine multi-well drill pad locations are under environmental review by the Thai authorities. Approval is anticipated in January.

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