Husky Energy has completed the drilling of a second appraisal well at the Liuhua 29-1 discovery on block 29 / 26 in the South China Sea.

The Liuhua 29-1-3 well was drilled by the West Hercules deepwater rig to a total vertical depth of 2,900m in a water depth of 682m, 3km north of the initial Liuhua 29-1 discovery. It was cased for possible re-entry and development at a later date.

Husky Asia Pacific president and CEO John Lau said that data verified the presence of an excellent quality reservoir with about 60m of gas pay.

“This well demonstrates an extension of the Liuhua 29-1 field to the north and, based on our knowledge of the reservoir, we are confident the well is capable of high flow rates,” Lau said.

The Liuhua 29-1 field is the firm’s third significant deepwater gas discovery in block 29 / 26.