McMoRan says Davy Jones flow tests imminent

07/23/2012
McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, has perforated 165 ft of Wilcox sands in the Davy Jones-1 ultradeep discovery well on the Gulf of Mexico shelf and is running tubing to conduct flow tests the week of July 30. Next the company will test the Davy Jones-2. McMoRan noted that geologic data and results from five ultradeep wells have validated its geologic model and reduced the exploratory risk of the play, which may span 200 miles in shallow water and extend onshore. Meanwhile, Chevron USA Inc. is drilling below 19,000 ft towards a planned 29,000 ft at the Lineham Creek wildcat onshore in Cameron Parish, La., to test Eocene and Paleocene objectives below the salt weld. McMoRan has a 36% i...
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