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Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX)


Proceedings of the 2003 South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) Conference, 2003
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Abstract: The Wichian Buri Oilfield, Phetchabun, Thailand

Andrew Bromley,1 Murray Hawkes,2 Bruce Morris,3 Teenarat Kleungputsa4


Pacific Tiger Energy is Operator of the Wichian Buri oilfield located in the Phetchabun province in central Thailand. The field geology and the petroleum system are briefly described along with a review of a recent development drilling campaign.

The Wichian Buri field is an example of a small, shallow, onshore oil accumulation with hydrocarbon source and reservoir within a Tertiary lacustrine facies, producing a high wax crude.

The field was discovered in 1988 and the Wichian Buri I well was put into commercial production in 1995. Since assuming the operatorship of the field in December 1997, Pacific Tiger Energy have drilled 10 wells of which seven are oil producers. The last two drilling campaigns have extended the proven lateral field extent by about 2km - updip of the discovery well.

Operational challenges include drilling practices, reservoir evaluation and oil characteristics. Pacific Tiger Energy are confident about further extending the field into newly awarded acreage.

Presented at: 2005 South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) Conference, Singapore, 2003

Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Andrew Bromley: Pacific Tiger Energy

2 Murray Hawkes: Pacific Tiger Energy

3 Bruce Morris: BDM Consulting

4 Teenarat Kleungputsa: Pacific Tiger Energy

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