TEXACO SETS COMPANY HORIZONTAL MARK

A unit of Texaco Inc. has set a company water depth record for horizontal holes with a development well in the Gulf of Mexico. Texaco Exploration & Production Inc. and contractor Dual Drilling Co., Dallas, claimed the record with the A-15 well, drilled by Dual 25 rig from the Tick platform in 718 ft of water on Garden Banks Block 189. Texaco and Dual completed a 476 ft horizontal section in A-15 at 6,210 ft subsea using a prepacked screen in a slotted liner.

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