Daniel Boone discovery starts up in US gulf

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 28
-- W&T Offshore Inc., Houston, started oil and natural gas production from the Daniel Boone discovery well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Sales began Sept. 28 from the well in Green Canyon Block 646 through a 22-mile subsea tieback to a third-party operated platform in Green Canyon 338. Flow rates reached 6,000 b/d of oil and 5.7 MMcfd of gas by late October, W&T Offshore said.

The discovery well is in 4,230 ft of water 120 miles off Louisiana and five blocks east of Tahiti oil field. The company plans to adjust production to achieve maximum recovery from the reservoir.

W&T Offshore is operator with 60% working interest, and Mariner Energy Inc., Houston, has 40%.

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