Lam Som reports oil strike off Vietnam

Lam Som Joint Operating Co, a joint venture of PetroVietnam Exploration & Production Corp. (PVEP) and Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, has reported a discovery off southern Vietnam.

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, July 5 -- Lam Som Joint Operating Co, a joint venture of PetroVietnam Exploration & Production Corp. (PVEP) and Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, has reported a discovery off southern Vietnam.

The Dong Do-1X well was spudded on May 17 in the Dong Do Prospect, Block 02/97. The well flowed 2,500 b/d of oil.

The location is 5 km southwest of the recent Thang Long dicovery well, 30 km southeast of Ruby oil field, 80 km northeast of Bach Ho oil field, and 160 km east of Vung Tau.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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