The area is adjacent to Block 114 where the operator Eni Vietnam and its partner Essar Exploration and Production Limited have recently announced the Ken Bau gas and condensates discovery currently under appraisal.
The new acreage also borders with Block 116, also operated by Eni Vietnam with a 100% participating interest.
The block covers an area of 7382 km2, with a water depth ranging from 90 m to 1000 m.
Eni currently operates five blocks in Vietnam, all located in the underexplored Song Hong and Phu Khanh basins offshore central Vietnam.
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