PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, the upstream exploration and production arm of PETRONAS, has discovered oil in the basement of an exploration well drilled within the Southern Malay Basin offshore Terengganu, the first of such discovery in Malaysia.
The Anding Utara-1 exploration well and its sidetrack were drilled recently and both tested oil and gas in the basement, the bottom layer of a hydrocarbon prospect usually devoid of any potential.
The Anding Utara-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 2,610 metres, including 120 metres of vertical depth into the basement. The sidetrack well reached a total depth of 2,740 metres, including 250 metres of penetration into the basement. Anding Utara is located within the Malong-Sotong-Anding Production Sub-block of Block PM12.
PETRONAS Carigali has completed conventional testing of the wells and is evaluating the potential of this discovery.
Media Relations & Information Department
25 April 2005