SOUTH KOREA: AN OVERLOOKED HYDROCARBON PROVINCE?
David C. Sturt, Nigel A. Quinton Dragon Oil plc Harpenden, England Forthcoming well about to spud off South Korea (Fig. 1) is planned to test the potential of an essentially unexplored rift basin. Should the well prove successful, it could open up a major new hydrocarbon producing province with substantial reserves. The well is being drilled in Block Y and will be operated by KR (Far East) Ltd. (Kirkland, a subsidiary of Dragon Oil plc). The well has the potential to considerably alter the