Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. subsidiary KUFPEC Indonesia (Anambas) BV made a commercial discovery of gas and condensate in the Anambas block, offshore Indonesia.
The Anambas-2X well—the first operated offshore exploration discovery for KUFPEC—was drilled in 288 ft of water using a jack up rig to reach a total depth of 10,509 ft. The block lies in the Natuna Sea near a block in which KUFPEC is a partner.
As part of the drilling campaign, KUFPEC Indonesia conducted two drill stem tests so far, one in the Lower Gabus formation and the other in the Intra Keras formation. These tests resulted in a stabilized combined flow rate of 7 MMscfd of natural gas and 1,240 b/d of condensate from the two formations. Additional tests on other formations within the same well are planned.
Upon reaching its main drilling objective in the Lower Gabus Formation, KUFPEC Indonesia utilized well deepening operation techniques to successfully penetrate thicker and cleaner reservoirs. The outcomes identified potential further exploration opportunities in the deeper formations. KUFPEC Indonesia will also continue implementing testing programs for three reservoirs in the Arang formation, which could produce higher gas rates.