Anadarko find, technology gains renew subsalt hopes

G. Alan Petzet Exploration Editor Anadarko gulf subsalt prospects [173,107 bytes] Subsalt exploration ambitions in the Gulf of Mexico got a shot in the arm from the recent Tanzanite discovery on Eugene Island Block 346. The operator, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Houston, said 13 of industry's 43 Gulf of Mexico wells deliberately targeted to prospects below salt have found oil and gas. The company believes that eight are clearly commercial and that Tanzanite is the ninth. Three commercial subsalt fields have started production: Mahogany, Enchilada, and Agate. The main players with subsalt exploration interests are Shell Offshore, Texaco, E...

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