Lundin Petroleum, independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has made a small gas discovery with the Mengkuang-1 exploration well in license PM307, offshore Malaysia.
Lundin started drilling the well at the start of October. The well targeted hydrocarbons in Miocene aged sands 75 km to the northwest of the Bertam field operated by Lundin Malaysia.
Mengkuang-1 was drilled with the West Prospero jack-up rig to a total depth of 1,259 metres below mean sea level. Lundin says the well encountered 9 metres of gas pay in the I-35 group Miocene channel sands. The well was plugged and abandoned, the company said.
Lundin Malaysia holds 75 percent working interest in PM307. Partner is PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd with 25 percent working interest.
Lundin Malaysia operates six blocks in Malaysia, namely PM307, PM319, PM308A, PM308B, PM328 and SB307/308.