The well, drilled to a total depth of 2,788 m, is located about 800 m from the MB-2 and MB-3 wells in the Mnazi Bay gas field.
Results confirmed the reservoir model and proved the presence of hydrocarbon columns and fluid contacts similar to those of the Alta discovery well, located 10 to 20 km northeast of Lundin Petroleum’s Gohta discovery in Barents Sea South, a news release said.
Pemex discovered four new shallow-water fields in the Gulf of Mexico, CEO Emilio Lozoya said, according to Bloomberg. They could produce 200Mbbl/d of oil and 170MMcf/d of natural gas.
The well 6706/11-2, drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen rig in the Gymir prospect, proved a gross 70-m gas column in the Nise Formation with good reservoir qualities, the company said in a news release.
Formally known as Well 3 SES 189, this was the third well drilled in the Poço Verde area. The well is 23.5km from the discovery well in 2.479m of water.
The company said it expects recovery from the Ewing Banks 910 A-5 ST well to exceed pre-drill estimates, and the well could be online and flowing by the end of the second quarter.
The quality of the crude at Isobel Deep, Premier’s second exploration well this year off the Falklands, is similar to that at Sea Lion.
Baiyun Sag has “huge exploration potential,” CNOOC said. The area is expected to become the new reserves growth area of deepwater exploration of crude oil in South China Sea.
The discovery was made through the A1-1/1 well, which encountered gas and condensates in the Metlaoui Group of Eocene age, Eni said.
Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 sq km), and is about 120 miles offshore Guyana. The well found more than 295 ft (90 m) of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.
Tortue-1 intersected about 10 m (32 ft) of net hydrocarbon pay in the lower Albian section, interpreted to be gas. The discovery area was renamed Ahmeyim.
Well 6507/11-11 will be first well drilled in production license 591 near Heidrun and Njord fields in Norwegian North Sea. The license 591 was awarded on Feb. 4, 2011.