Statoil makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Statoil has announced that it has made an oil discovery in its Miocene Yeti prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The Yeti discovery expands the proven sub-salt Miocene play further south and west of the Big Foot field,” says Jez Averty, Statoil’s senior vice president, exploration for North America. “We are analysing data to determine the size of the discovery in order to consider future appraisal options.”

The Yeti discovery was made in Walker Ridge block 160, which is located approximately 15 kilometres south of the Big Foot field, and 11 kilometres from the Cascade field. All of the blocks making up Yeti were accessed by the current owners in recent years.

Yeti was drilled with the Maersk Developer drilling rig, a sixth generation semi-submersible. Statoil reports that its drilling efficiency with Yeti was among the best of any well drilled in Walker Ridge, achieving a rate of approximately 123 metres (400 feet) per day.

The rig has moved on and is currently drilling Statoil’s Thorvald prospect in the Mississippi Canyon block 814.

Statoil is the operator (50%) of Yeti, and its partners are Anadarko (37.5%) and Samson (12.5%).


Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

Published on 10/04/2015


Get your FREE Oilfield Technology magazine »

Get your FREE trial of Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine »

Get your FREE trial of World Pipelines magazine »


 
 

Related articles

Statoil completes Barents Sea exploration campaign

Statoil has completed its extensive 2013-2014 exploration programme in the Barents Sea.

Statoil completes 2014 Hoop exploration programme

Statoil has together with its partner Idemitsu Petroleum Norge made a small gas discovery in the Mercury prospect in PL614 in the Barents Sea.

Statoil establishes framework agreement with Kvaerner

Statoil has entered into a framework agreement with Kvaerner for the delivery of jackets for the North Sea until 2020.

Statoil divests interest offshore Angola

Statoil is divesting its interest in the ENI-operated block 15/06 offshore Angola.

Recommend magazines

  Oilfield Technology