Rig: Aquamarine Driller

Name Aquamarine Driller
Owner Aquamarine Driller Company
Manager Vantage Drilling Company
Rig Type Jackup
Sub Type Independent Leg Cantilever
Jackup Type Premium
Max Water Depth (ft) 375
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 236 x 224 x 27.9
Leg Length (ft) 506
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Malaysia
Region South East Asia

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type TTS EDM UltraHoist
Drawworks HP 3000
Mud Pumps Type Eweco E-2200 Triplex
Top Drive Canrig Drilling Technology 1275 AC
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 1500000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Baker Marine
Rig Model Pacific 375
Year Built 2009
Country of Build Singapore
Yard Name PPL Shipyard
Group Yard Name SembCorp Marine Ltd.

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator CPOC

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News

1 Sep 2011

CAT BA-1X sub-commercial oil and gas discovery

Salamander Energy announces the completion of the Cat Ba–1X (“101-CB-1X”) exploration well in Block 101-100/04, offshore northern Vietnam. Block 101-100/04 was the subject of a farm out as announced on 31st May 2011. The 101-CB-1X well was drilled to a total depth of 1,724 metres. The well encountered 38 metres of net hydrocarbon pay in Tertiary clastics, the secondary objective of the well. The pay section comprises a series of gas-bearing sandstones underlain by an oil-bearing reservoir. A full suite of wire-line logs and pressure data were recorded over the reservoir sections and samples of oil and gas were recovered. These data show that the Tertiary reservoirs are of good quality, however pressure data and seismic mapping indicates the in-place resource volumes encountered by the well are probably below levels needed for commercial development. No oil shows were observed and only low levels of gas were recorded while drilling the primary objective, the Palaeozoic ‘buried hills’ play. Subsequent wire-line logging did not reveal any zones of interest. The Cat Ba-1X well has subsequently been plugged and abandoned as a sub-commercial discovery.

3 Aug 2011

Spudding of CAT BA-1X exploration well

Salamander Energy announces the spud of the Cat Ba–1X (“101-CB-1X”) exploration well in Block 101-100/04, offshore northern Vietnam. The 101-CB-1X well will be drilled to a depth of approximately 1,900 metres. The primary objective is a Palaeozoic carbonate, (buried hill) structure with secondary objectives in the overlying Tertiary clastic section. The mean gross pre-drill estimate of prospective recoverable resource is approximately 100 MMbo. The well will be drilled by the Aquamarine Driller jack-up rig in a water depth of 49 metres. It is expected to take approximately 25 days to complete on a dry hole basis. Salamander holds a 30% operated interest in Block 101-100/04, subject to final government approval of the farm-out of 20% interest to JX-Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation announced in May 2011.

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