Operators report string of Gulf of Mexico discoveries

Operators in the Gulf of Mexico reported a string of discoveries in late January and early February 2009.The discoveries took place on prospects in the Lower Tertiary and Middle Miocene trends, in deep water, and on a deep prospect on the gulf shelf.Keathley BuckskinA group led by operator Repsol YPF SA found more than 300 ft of net pay in Lower Tertiary at the Buckskin No. 1 well 190 miles southeast of Houston in Keathley Canyon Block 872.Chevron Corp., a 55% interest holder, said Buckskin is 44 miles west of its 2004 Jack discovery, also a Lower Tertiary discovery. Buckskin went to TD 29,404 ft in 6,920 ft of water.More study is under way on data gathered from the well, and further work...

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