Davy Jones well flaring gas from Wilcox D zone

By OGJ editors

The Davy Jones-1 ultradeep shelf wildcat on South Marsh Island Block 230 has begun to flow natural gas from the Wilcox D sand at an undetermined rate, said operator McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans.

McMoRan had reported a positive pressure response from the Wilcox D, perforated on Mar. 24,

2012. On Mar. 26, the company attempted to perforate the Wilcox C sand.

As the perforating gun was being removed from the hole, the well began to flow. When the gun was brought to the surface, it was determined that the gun did not fire in the Wilcox C from what appears to be a simple disconnection of the detonator cord. McMoRan plans to use a new perforating gun to complete testing the Wilcox C.

Currently, the test is ongoing from only the Wilcox D sand with hydrocarbons being flared. The flow from the D sand is being affected by considerable debris in the 5-in. liner, from what McMoRan believes to be residual drilling fluid from drilling of the well.

Results of a clean flow test, as opposed to the current test hampered by debris, will be announced as further progress is achieved and flow rates are measurable. McMoRan will provide updates as completion operations progress.

Related Articles

Statoil makes gas find on flank of Visund field in North Sea

03/24/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS has made a natural gas discovery on the northeast flank of Visund field in the northern part of the North Sea, the Norwegian P...

CNOOC makes natural gas discovery in Bohai Bay

03/24/2014 CNOOC Ltd. has made what it describes as a “mid-sized” natural gas discovery in the Bozhong 22-1 structure in the south-central region of Bohai Bay.

CNOOC makes gas discovery in Qiongdongnan basin


CNOOC Ltd. has made a natural gas discovery in the east Lingshui Sag of the deepwater area in the South China Sea’s Qiongdongnan basin.

Petrobras confirms deepwater oil find with Pitu well


Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has announced that its 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158) wildcat well has completed drilling.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected