PTTEP's second Gulf of Martaban well shows gas

Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP) said an additional exploration well drilled on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban has tested natural gas.

By an OGJ correspondent
BANGKOK, Apr. 3 -- Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP) said an additional exploration well drilled on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban has tested natural gas.

Zawtika 2, drilled to 3,500 m TD, encountered six zones of gas-bearing formation with a total thickness of 101.5 m, the company said.

A tubing stem test was conducted on three zones, indicating maximum gas flows of 38.9 MMcfd, 32.4 MMcfd, and 38.2 MMcfd, giving a combined flow rate of 109.5 MMcfd.

The result followed on the success made earlier this year (OGJ Online, Mar 6, 2007).

PTTEP said the company will prepare a development plan and will drill 4-5 appraisal wells in July to establish the reserves required for development of the eastern area of Block M9.

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