BP, Noble plug, abandon deepwater Bright well on Atwater Valley block

The BP Exploration & Production Inc.-operated Bright exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico did not show hydrocarbons after reaching the targeted Upper and Middle Miocene objectives, according to Noble Energy Inc., an equal partner in the well.

The well, drilled to a total depth of 13,500 ft in 5,600 ft of water on Atwater Valley Block 362, has been plugged and abandoned.

Noble says full well assessment and the integration of drilling results into the company’s geologic models is ongoing to determine forward exploration plans on its Atwater Valley acreage, which was acquired from BP in June (OGJ Online, June 16, 2014).

“While we are disappointed with the results of the Bright well, we remain extremely encouraged by the recent success of our exploration program in the gulf,” said Susan Cunningham, Noble senior vice-president, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, and frontier. “We look forward to results at our Katmai and Dantzler exploration wells later this month,” she said.

Noble made an oil discovery on Dantzler in late 2013 (OGJ Online, Dec. 4, 2013). The company operates that well with 45% interest.

Related Articles

AU Energy to acquire Tullow Netherlands unit

09/05/2014 AU Energy BV, a subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group Ltd., has agreed to acquire Dutch operated and nonoperated L12/L15 block interests and nonopera...

Statoil signs farm-in deals with Repsol for offshore Colombia


Statoil AS has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol for two licenses offshore Colombia.

Ryder Scott: Trinidad and Tobago’s gas reserves fell in 2013

09/03/2014 Trinidad and Tobago’s proved natural gas reserves declined from 13.106 tcf in 2012 to 12.24 tcf in 2013. This is according to the latest survey of ...

Pemex lets contract for offshore survey

09/03/2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a $31.5 million contract to Fugro for an offshore multisite, high-resolution geophysical and geotechni...

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