By Othman Abu Bakar
KUALA LUMPUR — May 31, 2016: SapuraKencana Petroleum’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak Inc. (SKE), has made another significant gas discovery offshore Sarawak.
SK408 Block is located in shallow waters approximately 120 kilometres off Sarawak covering an area of about 4,480 sq. km in the Central Luconia gas province.
SapuraKencana said the latest discovery is part of its three-well 2015 drilling campaign within the Block SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area.
“All three wells were targeted non-associated gas within the primary target Late Miocene Carbonate reservoirs,” the company said to Bursa Malaysia today.
The first well, Jerun-1, is a significant discovery located approximately 5km north of the 2014 Bakong gas discovery. Based on analysis of electric log, pressure and sample data Jerun-1 has an interpreted gross gas column of approximately 800 metres in the primary target reservoir and is a multi-TCF gas discovery.
Jeremin-1, located approximately 15km west of the F9 gas field, encountered a 104m gross gas column
The two wells – Jerun-1 and Jeremin-1 – are close to the existing infrastructure supplying gas to one of the world’s largest LNG facilities at Bintulu.
The company is the exploration operator with a 40 per cent working interest in the PSC, with partners Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. and Sarawak Shell Berhad.