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SKE announces significant gas discovery offshore Malaysia

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SapuraKencana Energy (SKE) has announced that it has made a significant gas discovery from its three wells 2015 drilling campaign within the Block SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, which is located off the coast of Malaysia.

All of the wells targeted non-associated gas within the primary target Late Miocene Carbonate reservoirs. Situated approximately 5 km north of the 2014 Bakong gas discovery, Jerun-1 (the first well) is a significant discovery. SKE claims that the well has an interpreted gross gas column of approximately 800 m in the primary target reservoir, and is a multi-trillion cubic feet gas discovery. This is based on the analysis of electric log, pressure and sample data.

Jeremin-1, which is situated approximately 15 km west of the F9 gas field, encountered a 104 m gross gas column, whilst Putat-1, which is situated approximately 20 km north of the Cili Padi gas field, has been confirmed as a dry hole. All of the wells have been plugged and abandoned.

Alongside the five discoveries that were made earlier in the SK408 block, Jerun-1 and Jeremin-1 are near to existing infrastructure that supplies gas to a large LNG facility at Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

The President and Group CEO of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, said: “The 2015 drilling campaign for SK408 has been executed within budget and completed safely by the SKE team with exceptional results.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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