Shell to sidetrack Vicksburg strike in deepwater gulf

Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans a sidetrack well to test a prospect on a fault block separate from its deepwater Vicksburg A discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, which it estimates holds potentially recoverable oil and gas resources exceeding 100 million boe.

The Vicksburg A discovery well, on Mississippi Canyon Block 393 about 75 miles offshore, encountered more than 500 ft of net oil pay, Shell reported.

It was drilled to 26,385 ft in 7,446 ft of water. The location is west of Shell’s 2007 Vicksburg B discovery, which the company describes as a separate accumulation, and east of the Appomattox discovery. Shell has appraised the Appomattox find and estimates potentially recoverable resources there at more than 500 million boe.

The sidetrack from the Vicksburg A well will test a prospect called Corinth between the new discovery and Appomattox.

Shell is operator of MC Block 393 with a 75% interest. Nexen Inc., a wholly owned unit of CNOOC Ltd., holds the other 25%.

Related Articles

INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

01/01/1990 WESTCOAST ENERGY INC., Vancouver, B.C., agreed to buy the utilities and propane business of Inter-City Gas Corp. (ICG), Winnipeg, Man., for $720 mi...

OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS CAN STYMIE DEVELOPMENT OF COALBED METHANE

01/01/1990 Although the technology exists for commercial recovery of coalbed methane, production has been hindered because of the legal quandary as to ownersh...

OIL FLOW RISING IN E. CHINA REGION

01/01/1990 Production is building from an oil producing area in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The northern J...

GAS EXPLORATION FANS OUT MIN ARKOMA BASIN

01/01/1990 Gas exploration is heating up in the South Central Arkoma basin's pre-Pennsylvanian formations. Several operators are targeting Siluro-Devonian...

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