The well will be drilled about 6 km northwest of the Aasta Hansteen Field in the Norwegian Sea.

There are two principal productive reservoirs, the Guadalupe and Mirador sandstones.

The well is the first in the 674 BS production license. 

The Zulu exploration well has been completed as a gas discovery.

Petrobras has made a discovery of new oil accumulations in concession BM-C-35.

Eni has made a new discovery of oil and gas in the West Melehia deep exploration prospect.

Open-hole wireline logs, mud logs and drill cuttings indicate seven Cenezoic-aged sandstones with an aggregate of 90.5 m (297 ft) of hydrocarbon-bearing rock and 22 m (72 ft) of potential net pay, the release said.

The Makeevskoye-22 (M-22) exploration well has encountered gas in six zones after reaching a depth of 3,629 m (11,906 ft), Serinus Energy Inc. (SEN) said in a news release.

The well was tested to produce about 1 MMcm (35.6 MMcf) of natural gas and 395 bbl/d.

Anchor is Chevron’s second discovery in the deepwater GoM in less than a year.

The discovery was at the consortium's second target, the Yamama formation at 4,000 m (13,123 ft), in its Block 9 exploration well, Faihaa-1, located in Northern Basra in Iraq.

Lundin Petroleum AB has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/2-1 on PL555, which encountered hydrocarbons in Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir sequences but not in commercial quantities.