Husky appraises South China Sea gas field

Husky Energy Inc. said the second appraisal well has demonstrated a north extension to the Liuhua 29-1 discovery well on Block 29/26 in the South China Sea.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 28
-- Husky Energy Inc. said the second appraisal well has demonstrated a north extension to the Liuhua 29-1 discovery well on Block 29/26 in the South China Sea.

Core and log data from the Liuhua 29-1-3 well verified the presence of an excellent quality reservoir with 60 m of gas pay. Husky said it is confident the well is capable of high flow rates.

The West Hercules semisubmersible drilled the well to 2,900 m below sea level in 682 m of water 3 km north of the Liuhua 29-1 discovery well and cased it for possible reentry and development as a producing well later.

Once well data are integrated, more appraisal drilling will be determined to further define the resource size and prepare a development plan, Husky said.

Liuhua 29-1 field is 43 km northeast of Liwan 3-1 field, Husky’s first major discovery in Block 29/26, and 20 km northeast of Liuhua 34-2 field.

The rig has resumed development drilling at Liwan 3-1 field, for which Husky Oil China Ltd. expects to submit a development plan within a few months. Liwan 3-1 and Liuhua 34-2 are to be developed in parallel with first gas production targeted for 2013. Liuhua 29-1 will share common gas processing and transportation infrastructure.

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