Indonesia well confirms 1974 Kutei gas find

Aabar Petroleum gauged gas at the Makassar Straits-4 well on the 5,920 sq km Sebuku PSC, confirming for the second time a 1974 Ashland Petroleum discovery off East Kalimantan.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 2 -- Aabar Petroleum Investments Co. PJSC, Abu Dhabi, gauged gas at the Makassar Straits-4 well on the 5,920 sq km Sebuku production-sharing contract, confirming for the second time a 1974 Ashland Petroleum discovery off East Kalimantan.

MS-4, TD 5,367 ft, cut 279 ft of net gas pay in a single reservoir and a total of 318 ft of gross gas pay. MS-4 and the earlier MS-1 well 1.2 km east proved a combined 618 ft gas column.

MS-4 flowed 16 MMcfd and 23 MMcfd, respectively, on two drillstem tests. The company said the strong flow rates confirm excellent reservoir properties in the Lower Miocene Upper Berai carbonate zone.

The drillship is moving to the MS-3 location 2.75 km south of MS-1.

Aabar, through its wholly owned subsidiary, PearlOil (Sebuku) Ltd., is operator with 50% participating interest. It will hold 100% interest after acquiring the other interest from its former partner, subject to government approval.

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