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Published: Monday November 26, 2012 MYT 5:28:00 PM

Petronas makes 2 big gas discoveries offshore Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd has made two major gas discoveries offshore Sarawak with total gas-in-place of 4.4 trillion standard cubic feet (tscf).

Petronas said on Monday the Kuang North field in Block SK316 was drilled in October 2012 via two exploration wells, Kuang North-1 and Kuang North-2.

The Kuang North-2 well, drilled to a total depth of 3,223 metres, penetrated 636 metres of gas column.

"Preliminary assessments indicated that gas-in-place for the Kuang North field is about 2.3 (tscf) net hydrocarbon," it said.

The second gas discovery was the Tukau Timur Deep-1 is the first completed high pressure high temperature (HPHT) well in Sarawak. It is also the deepest vertical well to be drilled by Petronas.

"The well was drilled to a depth of 4,830 metres and discovered 12 gas bearing reservoirs with total net gas sand of 183 metres. Preliminary assessments indicate the total gas-in-place for TukauTimur Field to be about 2.1 tscf," it said.

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