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The Italian operator reported positive appraisal and exploration results from wells drilled some 10,000 km apart. This paper discusses how managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) technology led to cost savings in two wells drilled in the Hai Thach gas field offshore southern Vietnam. One common issue among operators in determining whether to install a managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) system for a campaign is the significant upfront cost. Managed-pressure drilling (MPD) has been used in Vietnam since 2007 to address a number of drilling and reservoir challenges.