Anadarko Petroleum successfully drilled an appraisal well close to its Heidelberg prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The new well struck 250 net feet of oil pay. "We've been looking forward to drilling an appraisal to our Heidelberg discovery for some time, and we could not be more pleased with the results," said Bob Daniels, Anadarko's senior vice president for worldwide exploration.
An Anadarko Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico struck 50 feet of "high-quality gas pay," said Chuck Meloy, the company's senior vice president of worldwide operations. Anadarko expects initial output at the well in 2012, he added.
Anadarko Petroleum found oil- and gas-bearing sands in one of its Gulf of Mexico test wells, boosting its shares. The company said it encountered 600 net feet of high-quality oil sands along with gas-bearing sands at the prospect, which was drilled to a total depth of about 20,600 feet.
Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum on Wednesday announced a new deepwater discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko said it met 250 net feet of oil pay in the Vito exploration well in the Mississippi Canyon.
Anadarko Petroleum reported that first-quarter production hit 900 million cubic feet per day at the Independence Hub in the Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko, which runs the site on behalf of Enterprise Product Partners and Helix Energy Solutions Group, said output is capable of growing by another 100 million cubic feet per day.