Salamander Energy provides an update on drilling at the West Kerendan and Sungai Lahei prospects on its Bangkanai PSC, onshore Kalimantan, Indonesia. Salamander holds a 70% operated interest in the Bangkanai PSC.
To date, the well has penetrated the primary target Upper Berai formation carbonates and it is planned to drill ahead to the deeper secondary targets. All drilling, logging and other geological data collected to date points to the primary target being gas-bearing, with potential for a significant column of mobile gas at the WK-1 location.
Key points in this update:
◾ Primary target Upper Berai carbonates first encountered 110 metres high to prognosis.
◾ Significant gas peaks throughout Upper Berai carbonates, gas ingress to wellbore from Upper Berai formation.
◾ Potential for 340 m gas column in primary target.
◾ Possible common gas-water contact with Kerendan field, located c. 10 km from WK-1.
◾ Lower Berai carbonate formation, a secondary target, first encountered 53 metres high to prognosis; evidence of good permeability.
◾ Gas-bearing sandstones logged and sampled in the secondary Miocene target