SURGE OF WILDCAT DRILLING SEEN FOR VIET NAM

Exploratory drilling in Viet Nam will peak next year at 15 wells, says County Natwest Woodmac's Southeast Asia Oil Report. The report also predicts production, including production from probable field developments and future offshore discoveries, could climb to about 500,000 b/d by the turn of the century from 70,000 b/d this year from a single field, Bach Ho (White Tiger) in the South China Sea (see map, OGJ, July 15, p. 25). Meantime, the Soviets have disclosed that just five prolific

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