Rosneft has spudded the PLDD‑1X exploration well in Block 06.1 of Vietnam’s Nam Con Son Basin, the first Rosneft-operated international offshore drilling project. Lying in 532 ft of water, the well has a design depth of 4,528 ft. The company said the PLDD geological structure is expected to hold recoverable reserves of 444.9 Bcf (12.6 Bcm) of natural gas and 0.6 million metric tons (5.4 million bbl) of gas condensate, which can be developed by subsea completion and tied back to the Rosneft-operated Lan Tay platform. The company has a 35% stake in the block with Petrovietnam (20%) and ONGC (45%) holding the remainder.
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