Petronas Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Sarawak


Petronas has made a new gas discovery with its Kanowit-1 exploration well in Block SK306 offshore Sarawak. The well is about 180 kilometers northwest of Bintulu in 80 meters of water. It was spudded on October 25, 2005 and reached a final depth of 2,029 meters below sea level.

The Kanowit-1 well, drilled by Japan Drilling's semisubmersible, Naga-1, encountered a very significant gas accumulation in a Miocene limestone reservoir.

Petrons conducted two production tests, which resulted in a cumulative flow rate of 72 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and 3,400 barrels of condensate per day, with 5% to 10% carbon dioxide. Ppetornas believes this pinnacle reef has potential for development.

Other gas fields in the vicinity of the Kanowit discovery are Kumang, F28 and the gas producing F6.