PTTEP's additional Gulf of Martaban wells show gas

Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) said another two exploration wells drilled on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban have both tested natural gas.

By an OGJ correspondent
BANGKOK, May 23 -- Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) said another two exploration wells drilled on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban have both tested natural gas. The results followed on the success made earlier this year (OGJ Online, Apr. 3, 2007).

Zawtika 3, drilled to 2,274 m TD, encountered eight zones of gas-bearing formation with a total thickness of 65 m, the company said. A tubing system test was conducted on a selected zone, indicating gas flows of 26.7 MMcfd.

Zawtika 4 reached a 2,390 m TD and found 11 zones of gas-bearing formation with a total thickness of 161 m. A tubing stem test was conducted two zones, indicating gas flows of 39.6 MMcfd and 31.5 MMcfd.

PTTEP said it plans to drill three additional appraisal wells—Kakonna 2, Zawtika 5, and Zawtika 6—in July. It will then prepare a development plan with sights on starting production in 2011 or 2012.

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