Brunei's deepest well discovers gas-condensate

A Total E&P Borneo group has notched its third positive well in an exploration campaign that started in 2007 with a deep gas-condensate discovery on Block B off Brunei.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 13
-- A Total E&P Borneo group has notched its third positive well in an exploration campaign that started in 2007 with a deep gas-condensate discovery on Block B off Brunei.

The ML-5 well tested at 10 MMcfd of natural gas and 220 b/d of condensate from a limited zone at 5,350 m in a high pressure-high temperature hydrocarbon-bearing formation with more than 800 m of gross thickness.

The well went to 5,664 m in 65 m of water 50 km from the Brunei coast in a new fault block 8 km south of Maharaja Lela/Jamalulalam field. Total, Block B operator with 37.5% interest, said the well is Brunei’s deepest and the deepest successful penetration in Southeast Asia.

Total said it is studying the development of the new resources and production through existing facilities. The company said it will soon resume exploration on the CA-1 block seaward of Maharaja Lela field in the South China Sea.

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