Mar 13 - RH Petrogas Announces Oil Discovery in Kepala Burung PSC (basin PSC), Indonesia

Source Press Release
Company RH PetrogasPertaminaPetroChina 
Tags Exploration, Discovery, Upstream Activities
Date March 11, 2013

RH Petrogas has announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries  Petrogas Ltd.and RHP Salawati Basin B.V., in coordination with SKK Migas, have made an oil discovery at the South East Walio-2 exploration side-track welldrilled in the Basin PSC, located in the Sorong area, West Papua.

The well tested an average of 100 BOPD of production from the Kais Limestone reservoir. The properties of the oil recovered was light and sweet with 35° API. The drilling of the well was completed in December 2012 and the well has been put on extended production test using open hole completion since 5 February 2013. The Group is preparing the POP plan for submission to SKK Migas to bring the well into production via existing infrastructure located nearby.

The SEW-2/ST Well was drilled to test a new concept in the southwest extension of the South East Walio field following a new limestone fracture study conducted around the area recently.

Dr Tony Tan, Chief Executive Officer said, 'The SEW-2/ST discovery further confirms the upside potential in the block. We will continue to carry out subsurface studies and test new concepts to discover untapped reserves and add on production.'

The Company through PBL and RHPSB has an aggregate 60% working interest in the Basin PSC. The other partners are PetroChina International (Bermuda) Ltd. (30%) and PT  Pertamina Hulu Energi (10%). The consortium, as contractor of Indonesian government operating under the supervision of  SKK Migas, has actively explored and produced oil and gas in the working area.

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