ConocoPhillips, Anadarko make two discoveries in NPR-A

ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported the discovery and test production from two wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

May 4th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 4 -- ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported the discovery and test production from two wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

Pioneer 1, which was tested in March, and Rendezvous 2, which was tested in winter 2008, both lie in the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit about 20 miles southwest of the Colville River Unit development on the North Slope of Alaska.

Test production rates for these wells ranged from 500 b/d to 1,300 b/d of high-gravity oil. Gas production rates averaged 1.5 MMcfd for each well, the companies said.

"No further delineation drilling is planned for Pioneer or Rendezvous at this time," the companies said. These two accumulations will be pursued as possible satellite developments with processing at the Alpine facilities in the Colville River Unit.

Operator ConocoPhillips holds 78% interest in the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit, while Anadarko holds 22%.

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