Octanex has started drilling at its Ophir 1 development well.
The company used the UMW Naga2 jack-up mobile drilling unit to spud the well today.
The Ophir A1 well is the first of three planned production wells to be drilled in the Ophir field, offshore Peninsular Malaysia.
The field is being developed using three production wells, a well head platform and a floating production storage and offload vessel.
The well will target stacked reservoirs in a four-way dip closed structure previously discovered and tested by the discovery well, and defined by 3D seismic data in 2011.
The Ophir field is being developed under a contract awarded to Ophir Production Sdn Bhd (OSPB).
Octanex holds a 50% interest in OSPB, Scomi holds a 30% interest and Vestigo has a 20% stake.