Lundin Petroleum, a Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has started drilling of the Selada-1 exploration well in Block PM308A, offshore Malaysia.
Lundin says the well will target hydrocarbons in Miocene aged sands and is located 14 km to the south of the Bertam field operated by Lundin Malaysia.
The Selada-1 exploration well will be drilled with the West Prospero jack-up rig to a total depth of approximately 1,700 metres below mean sea level.
According to Lundin, the drilling of the well is expected to take approximately 30 days.
Lundin Petroleum’s subsidiary, Lundin Malaysia, is the operator of and holds a 75 percent working interest in PM308A with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd holding a 25 percent working interest. Lundin Malaysia operates seven blocks in Malaysia, namely PM307, PM319, PM308A, PM308B, PM328, SB303 and SB307/308.