Testing nears at Davy Jones ultradeep gulf prospect

McMoRan Exploration Co. plans to flow-test its Davy Jones-1 ultradeep discovery well on the Gulf of Mexico shelf as soon as it recovers a fish lost in the hole as it prepared to run production tubulars. Installation of the central processing facility, production platform for discovery well, and sales pipelines are substantially complete. The production tree, blowout preventer, and safety valve, rated for pressures of 25,000 psi, are available for installation. "A successful flow test would have important implications on potential future reserve additions at Davy Jones and McMoRan's other ultradeep prospects," the company said. Production could be established shortly after a succ...

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