This presentation reviews observations from the literature on pressure and drilling in the Vietnamese basins and in the region. We will then highlight some of the characteristics of drilling in this type of setting, and offer some solutions (e.g. MPD drilling, geological model construction, understanding overpressure mechanisms etc). Analogues from SE Asia (Malay Basin, Central Luconia, Brunei etc) as well as more globally (Mid-Norway, North Sea) will be shown.