Fault block discoveries boost Nansen project

Kerr-McGee Corp. led into Sale 182 with announcement that it had made three oil and gas discoveries on separate fault blocks in its core East Breaks area of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.Combined reserves of the three, designated Navajo field, are 20-30 million bbl of oil equivalent, 60% gas.The discoveries are on the Navajo, West Navajo, and Northwest Navajo prospects on East Breaks blocks 690, 689, and 646, respectively.Navajo field is in 4,000 ft of water 5 miles south of Nansen field, where production began in January 2002 through the world's first truss spar facility (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2002). Working interests in Navajo and Nansen are Kerr-McGee and Ocean Energy Inc., Houston, 5...

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