Otto Energy Completes Galoc Drilling (Philippines)

first_imgOtto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provides the following update on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in SC14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development approved in 2012.During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) on 14 August 2013 to 0600 hours (AWST) on 21 August 2013, drilled the G-6H 8½”  hole section to 3,958 metres through the Galoc reservoir  interval. The well intersected a 260m section of very high quality reservoir which was at the high end of prognosed outcomes.The well subsequently drilled through poorer sections of formation and the decision was made to TD the well early to ensure successful completion across the high quality reservoir. The 5½” completion liner has now been run over the high quality reservoir section.The well is currently being suspended prior to running the upper completion and well clean-up flow.The forward plan is to move the rig to the G-5H well and drill the 8½” hole horizontally for approximately 2,400 metres through the reservoir interval prior to running the completion liner and assembly.Location and Proposed DepthThe Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 290 metres of water approximately 65km North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 MMbbls of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Hercules construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013last_img read more

Isaac Go, 4 others to undergo PBA special draft

first_imgIsaac Go during the 2019 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine on Thursday at the Gatorade Hoops Center. PBA The Gilas special draft, which was held for the first time after three years, was the PBA’s way of helping the national men’s basketball team to prepare for the 2023 FIBA World Cup to be held in the country. After the special draft, the regular draft will proceed with the teams picking from the 66 aspirants. Dyip will once again select first followed by the Elite, Road Warriors, Aces and Painters. Selecting the rights of the five incoming rookies were the Columbian Dyip, Blackwater Elite, NLEX Road Warriors, Alaska Aces and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in that order. Aside from Go, four other names chosen by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the PBA were former Blue Eagles’ Matt and Mike Nieto, Allyn Bulanadi and Rey Suerte.center_img MANILA – Former Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles center Isaac Go will banner the Gilas Pilipinas special draft during the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft this Sunday at the Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila. SBP and PBA have also agreed to have the same special draft during next year’s rookie selection. As per the deal, the players will be suiting up for their squads but will be released to the national team if needed. The Painters will have two more selections after that followed by NorthPort Batang Pier, Magnolia Hotshots, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, TNT KaTropa and the Dyip to conclude the first round./PNlast_img read more