Salamander said that it has begun drilling of the Bedug-1 exploration well in the Bontang in Indonesia.
Salamander holds a 100% operated interest in the Bontang license. The Bedug-1 well will be drilled to a depth of about 2,050 m total vertical depth sub-sea (TVDSS) and is targeting gas and oil pay in both Upper Miocene and Lower Pliocene channel sands on the crest of the Bedug structure.
The well is situated to the East of the Angklung-1 gas discovery and 4km East and 500m up-dip of the latest South Kecapi-1 ST oil and gas discovery.
Salamander will use the Ocean General semi-submersible rig to drill Bedug-1 in a water depth of 460 metres.