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 well was drilled by the Ensco 52.
The Anding Utara-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 2,610 meters, including 120 meters of vertical depth into the basement. The sidetrack well reached a total depth of 2,740 meters, including 250 meters 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.
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