Asia-focused Salamander Energy has plugged and abandoned the Tom Su Lua-1X exploration well offshore Vietnam after it was found to be dry.

The well, in the Vinh Chau Graben system, is the first exploration well in the basin and has encountered high quality reservoir sandstones but no hydrocarbons.

“Although a dry hole, the TSL-1X well confirmed certain elements of the play system in the Vin Chau Graben,” said Salamander chief executive James Menzies.