Russian oil and gas firm Rosneft, through its subsidiary Rosneft Vietnam, has commenced drilling of a new production well off the southern coast of Vietnam.
Drilling of the new well, known as LD-3P (Lan Do field), is part of Block 06.1 development.
The well will be drilled to a total depth of about 1,200m along the well bore.
According to the company, the Lan Do gas field is estimated to have initial natural gas reserves of 23 billion cubic metres.
In an effort to develop additional reserves of the field, Rosneft is planning to build underwater infrastructure objects and connect them to operating offshore objects of Block 06.1.
A two-phase 370km-long Nam Con Son pipeline will deliver processed gas and natural gas liquid from the Lan Tay platform to the shore.
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The two-phase technology will enable the simultaneous delivery of gas and gas condensate to the onshore processing facility.
Additionally, Rosneft is planning to undertake sidetracking of the PLD-1P exploration well on Phong Lan Dai field (Wild Orchid).
The well is set to be reclassified as a production well.
Discovered in 2016, Wild Orchid is also located within Block 06.1 and has commercial gas reserves of 3.4 billion cubic metres.
The company has selected Japan Drilling (JDC) to conduct drilling on Lan Do and Phong Lan Dai.
Rosneft Vietnam operates both projects with a 35% share.