May 16, 2019

Japan Drilling Company (JDC) based in Tokyo, advised that he semi-submersible drilling rig Hakuryu-5 has started the drilling operation based on the contract with Rosneft Vietnam B.V. on May 12 2019 offshore Vung Tau in southern Vietnam. Hakuryu-5 is a midwater semi-submersible built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at Hiroshima Shipyard in 1977
In 2018 Rosneft Vietnam B.V. started drillling of LD-3P (Lan Do field) production well as part of Block 06.1
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:
Block 06.1: Rosneft Vietnam B.V. owns 35% share in the projects and is the Project operator. Project is implemented on terms of Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). Three gas condensate fields – Lan Tai, Lan Do and PLD (Wild Orchid) are located on the Block. The field are 370 km offshore in Nam Con Son basin. Sea depth in the areas reaches 190 meters. Initial gas reserves of the fields are about 69 billion cubic meters.
Block 05.3/11: Rosneft Vietnam B.V. holds 100% share in the projects and is the Project operator. Licensed site is located in the region with confirmed oil and gas potential and borders on currently developed fields of Block 06.1. The current estimate of the resources of Block 05.3/11 is about 28 billion m3 of gas and 17,5 million tons of gas condensate. First exploration well was drilled in June, 2016, drilling of the second one has started in March, 2018.
(Source: JDC/Rosneft – Image: Hakuryu-5/JDC)