DEEPWATER DELINEATION ADVANCES IN GULF

Delineation is moving ahead in two promising deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Oryx Energy Co., Dallas, plans to decide by the end of the year when to begin development of a Flex trend prospect in 1,500-2,500 ft of water on four Viosca Knoll blocks about 80 miles south of Mobile, Ala. An exploratory well on one of the tracts, Viosca Knoll 826, last summer flowed a combined 11,356 b/d of oil and 9 MMcfd of gas from 385 ft of net pay in three zones, chalking up one of the gulf's largest

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