At a planned depth of 3,950m subsea, the Janglau-1 prospect will be drilled using the jack-up drilling rig Offshore Courageous.

The well will test the hydrocarbon potential of Eocene to Oligocene alluvial sands overlying a Pre-Tertiary high that also forms a second objective of the well.

Drilling on the exploration well is expected to take nearly 45 days.

Lundin Petroleum operates and holds 35% stake in PM308A through its subsidiary Lundin Malaysia BV.

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration holds 40% stake in PM308A and also Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd holds 25% stake.

Sweden-based Lundin Petroleum is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company.