Newfield balances experience, technology for success in the Gulf of Mexico region

Steven Poruban Staff writer An initial exploration well drilled in late 1997 on East Cameron Block 287, next to Block 286, in the Gulf of Mexico found 125 ft of net gas pay in two sands. Operator Newfield Exploration Co. has since drilled four successful wells and installed a platform and production facilities on East Cameron 286/287 Blocks. Newfield expects production from the blocks to reach 30-35 MMcfed property during 1999. Photo courtesy of Newfield. Newfield Production Growth [71,875 bytes] Newfield Exploration Co. is competing in the Gulf of Mexico with companies that are much larger and that have much greater r...

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