Swedish oil company Lundin Petroleum has started drilling the Maligan exploration well in Block SB307/SB308, offshore East Malaysia.
The Maligan prospect is in shallow water and lies to the north of a major producing field in offshore East Malaysia. The well will target hydrocarbons in Miocene aged sands.
Maligan is being drilled with the West Prospero jack-up rig to a total depth of approximately 1,700 metres below mean sea level. The drilling of the well is expected to take approximately 30 days.
Lundin Malaysia holds 85 percent working interest in SB307/SB308. Partner is PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd with 15 percent working interest.