Roc Oil (China) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Limited, advise that drilling has commenced on the second of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12. The second well, WZ12-10-2, is targeting the T42 and Weizhou formations, adjacent to the WZ12-8 West field in the WZ12-8 Development Area.
Drilling from jackup rig HYSY 935 commenced at 23:00 China Standard Time on 3 October 2014. Total depth planned for this vertical well is 1,600 metres MD/1416 metres TVD. The well is located 1.6 kilometres East Northeast from ROC's existing Beibu 12-8W facilities and is in water depth of approximately 36 metres.