Anadarko makes oil discovery with West Tonga well

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has made an oil discovery in its West Tonga prospect on Green Canyon Block 726 in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 4 -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has made an oil discovery in its West Tonga prospect on Green Canyon Block 726 in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

The discovery well, drilled to a TD of 25,680 ft in 4,700 ft of water, encountered more than 350 ft of net oil pay in three high-quality subsalt Miocene sands.

The West Tonga discovery potentially could be tied back to the Constitution spar, Anadarko said.

Anadarko operates West Tonga with 37.5% working interest. Partners in the discovery include StatoilHydro SA 25%, Chevron Corp. 20.5%, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC 17%.

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