Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft started drillling in the LD-3P (Lan Do field) production well as part of its gas and condensate production projects offshore Vietnam, Rosneft announced Tuesday
The Lan Do field has initial natural gas reserves of 23 billion cubic meters, the company said in a statement on its website.
Underwater infrastructure will be built and connected to the Lan Tay platform offshore Block 06.1 to develop additional reserves, it added.
Rosneft is also planning to perform sidetracking of the previously drilled PLD-1P exploration well on the Phong Lan Dai field (Wild Orchid), which is also located within the same block, thereby reclassifying it as a production well.
The Wild Orchid field was discovered during the drilling campaign of 2016 when Rosneft was engaged as an operator of an international offshore drilling project for the first time. The field revealed commercial gas reserves of 3.4 billion cubic meters, according to the statement.
Currently, Rosneft is engaged in gas and condensate production projects on two offshore Vietnam blocks and is also a participant of the Nam Con Son pipeline project from Block 06.1 to the Phu My power and industrial complex in south Vietnam, the country's largest power plant project.
The 370-km-long project is the longest two-phase pipeline in South East Asia, and is used to deliver processed gas and natural gas liquid from the Lan Tay platform to the shore.
By Hale Turkes