By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 23 -- Remington Oil & Gas Corp., Dallas, and two other Texas-based independents made a natural gas discovery on West Cameron Block 347 in the Gulf of Mexico. The partners drilled the West Cameron No. 1 discovery well to 11,600 ft TD (11,043 TVD) 50 miles off Louisiana in 82 ft of water. The well found 100 ft of net gas pay in three zones.
WC No. 1 was completed and tested at 22 MMcfd. Production is expected in the first or second quarter of 2003. Platform facilities and a pipeline are yet to be installed.
Partnership interests for the block are operator Remington 50%, Irving, Tex.-based Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. 25%, and Dallas-based Wiser Oil Co. 25%.