Talos Energy Inc., Houston, estimates second-quarter 2021 production of 66,000 boe/d net (69% oil, 76% liquids), not including the impact of two recent wells.
The operator reported first production of the Tornado Attic well in Tornado field, 3 miles south of Talos’s Phoenix complex in Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, in mid-July (OGJ Online, June 7, 2021). The well is currently producing above the previously estimated 8,000-10,000 boe/d. Injection rates were increased in the structurally downdip Tornado injector well and to a rate over 30,000 b/d of water into the producing B-6 formation.
The project is the first intra-well water flood of its kind in a deepwater subsea environment and is intended to increase overall production and recovery efficiency through the existing subsea producing wells, the company said. Talos is operator with 65% working interest. Partner is Kosmos Energy with 35%.
The Crown and Anchor sidetrack well at Viosca Knoll block 960 was drilled to a true vertical depth (TVD) of 13,000 ft and encountered about 50 ft of net TVD oil pay in the M62 Middle Miocene target horizon.
The project has moved to the completion phase and will produce through existing subsea infrastructure to the Marlin tension leg platform, requiring nominal additional tie-back costs, the company said, with first production targeted by late third-quarter 2021. Beacon Offshore Energy is operator. Talos holds a 34% working interest. Ridgewood Crown & Anchor LLC also holds a working interest.