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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 56 (1972)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1823

Last Page: 1845

Title: Petroleum Developments in Far East in 1971

Author(s): J. J. Tanner (2), W. E. Kennett (2)


Oil production in the Far East area in 1971 averaged about 1,282,150 BOPD with another 510,000 BOPD in Mainland China. Over 208 wildcat wells were drilled for a total of at least 408,000 m (1,339,150 ft), an average depth per well of 6,425 ft (1,960 m), with some important areas not reporting. The principal production is from Indonesia (893,300 BOPD), Mainland China (510,000 BOPD), India (140,000 BOPD), Brunei (133,400 BOPD), and Malaysia-Sarawak (70,000 BOPD). New offshore fields in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei and onshore Indonesia are coming on stream and have pushed the total production for the Far East, including Mainland China, to a new high of 1,906,450 BOPD in February 1972. Exploration activities continued at a strong pace, and with new concession awards in ne areas and concession participation changes we can expect a continuation of energetic exploration through 1972.

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