Salamander Energy has temporarily suspended the Dao Ruang-2 well in block L15/50, onshore north-east Thailand.
The company has taken this step as the well failed to achieve flows at commercial rates during the drill stem tested conducted.
Dao Ruang-2 well was drilled to a depth of 2,212m into the eastern flank of the Dao Ruang structure, targeting a swarm of faults and fractures identified from high-resolution 3D seismic data.
The well has intersected a number of fracture zones with associated gas shows and experienced gas influx associated with a fault system at 1,840m.
The section was tested following an acid wash and has recorded sub-commercial flow rates indicating very low permeability format ion and a limited open, connected fracture network at the DR-2 location.