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Salamander Energy confirms success of Tutung discovery

Oilfield Technology,

Salamander Energy has announced the successful appraisal of the Tutung gas-condensate discovery through the drilling of the Tutung Alpha-3 appraisal well. The Tutung discovery is located in the Bontang PSC, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The TA-3 well was spudded on 25 March 2012 using the MB Century-28 land rig. The well was targeting Middle Miocene sandstones of the Pulubalang formation. The TA-3 well found stacked sequences of deltaic sandstones in the target section on depth prognosis. These sandstone intervals were evaluated using logging while drilling log data and wire-line pressure testing and gas and fluid sampling. Sandstones within the target formation were found to be gas-bearing, and individual units of up to 15 m gross thickness were encountered.

The TA-3 well is currently being suspended, while work continues on the submission of a Plan of Development for the Tutung gas-condensate accumulation, which will incorporate the TA-3 well results.

The Tutung discovery is located in the Bontang PSC and is approximately 37 km northeast of the producing Sangatta field. Salamander is the operator of the Bontang PSC and has a 100% equity interest.

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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