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Santos gearing up for Indonesian drilling

By  AOG Staff Friday, 05 January 2018 10:09
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Cue Energy Resources said the Sampang PSC joint venture has approved the drilling of the Paus Biru-1 exploration well, located in Indonesia, 27km east from the producing Oyong gas field. Santos, as operator, will operate the drilling of the well. 

Paus Biru-1 will test a four-way dip structural closure targeting the Pliocene Mundu Formation analogous to the hydrocarbon producing zone in Oyong and Wortel gas fields.

The location of the well was determined based on recent 3D seismic mapping with visible amplitude anomalies.

Geophysical and geotechnical site surveys are currently underway to determine the final well location. The water depth in the area is approximately 48m and the well is planned to be drilled in Q4 2018 to a depth of 650m using a jack-up drilling rig, which is currently being sourced.

Paus Biru-1 will fully evaluate the Paus Biru prospect and a comprehensive evaluation suite will be run on the well.

Post drilling, the well will be plugged and abandoned in all outcomes. If successful, a horizontal development well would be drilled at a later date and tied into Oyong and the Grati onshore gas processing facility.

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