The Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture, Vietsovpetro, has discovered oil at a depth of 4,600m in the northeast Bach Ho (White Tiger)-19 well in the Cuu Long basin offshore southern Vietnam.

According to Vietsovpetro Deputy General Director for Geology Tran Hoi, this is the strongest oil flow the company found over the past 28 years.

The joint venture is speeding up installation of a rig to tap oil at the well soon./.