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Santos measures up S-11 block offshore Bangladesh for further exploration work

22nd January 2015

The Binh Minh 2 vessel has completed a 3,146-kilometre 2D seismic acquisition programme in the Santos-operated SS-11 exploration block offshore Bangladesh

The Binh Minh 2 vessel has completed a 3,146-kilometre 2D seismic acquisition programme in the Santos-operated SS-11 exploration block offshore Bangladesh
In March 2014, Santos entered into a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for Block SS-11, located offshore in shallow water in the Bay of Bengal

Block SS-11 covers an area of 4,475 square kilometres in the Bay of Bengal over the Bengal Fan. The majority of the block lies in shallow waters of up to 200 metres.

The 22-day programme was conducted by CGG Services SA.

“The existing 2D data sets were acquired in the mid-1970s and this programme will provide higher resolution data to confirm existing prospects and leads and assess the overall prospectivity of the block,” said Chris Gibson-Robinson, KrisEnergy’s director of exploration and production (KrisEnergy holds a 45 per cent interest in the block).

“It will also help us determine potential locations for a planned 3D seismic programme, to which we are committed under the work programme obligations.”

Santos Sangu Field Ltd is the operator of SS-11 with 45 per cent. KrisEnergy (Asia) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the KrisEnergy group of companies, holds 45 per cent and Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company Limited has a 10 per cent working interest.

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