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LLOG sets out multiple GoM developments

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:11

Deepwater Gulf of Mexico focused LLOG Exploration has set out plans for developing six projects, following successful exploration work in 2016-17, with nine deepwater wells due to be brought online by the end of 2018. 

One well is already producing, at more than 12,000 b/d, with six additional wells completed, one completion in progress, and one well to be completed in 2018. 

Scott Gutterman, President and CEO of LLOG says: “Our strategy of generating deepwater prospects in areas of proven success and near existing infrastructure that can be drilled, developed and placed on production using our standardized approach to development allows us to generate strong returns in the current price environment. We remain committed and enthusiastic about the deepwater Gulf of Mexico where we have an inventory of over 40 identified exploratory prospects to drill and develop.” 

The program comprises:

Mississippi Canyon 794: Claiborne discovery and development

The Claiborne prospect in Mississippi Canyon 794 is in 1500ft water depth and was drilled to a total depth of 24,000ft and targeted multiple sub-salt, oil-bearing Miocene sands. The discovery well was drilled by LLOG as operator in 2015 and was successfully appraised with a second well in 2016. Both wells have been completed and are being tied back to the Walter-operated Coelacanth platform on Ewing Bank 834. First production is expected in mid-2018. 

Mississippi Canyon 427/471: LaFemme and Blue Wing Olive discoveries and development

The LaFemme prospect in Mississippi Canyon 427 is in 5800ft water depth and was drilled to a total depth of 13,000ft targeting multiple Upper Miocene reservoirs. The discovery well was drilled by LLOG as operator in mid-2016 and encountered over 175ft of net oil pay and was successfully appraised by a follow up well in late 2016. Both wells have been completed and will be co-developed with the Blue Wing Olive discovery and tied back to the LLOG-operated Delta House facility (pictured) on Mississippi Canyon 254. 

The Blue Wing Olive prospect is in Mississippi Canyon 427-471, also in 5800ft water depth, and was drilled to a total depth of 17,000ft targeting multiple Upper Miocene zones. The discovery well was drilled by LLOG as operator in late 2016 and will be completed in two oil and natural gas reservoirs. LLOG is currently completing the Blue Wing Olive well. First production is expected in mid-2018 from both the LaFemme and Blue Wing Olive developments. 

Mississippi Canyon 257: Red Zinger discovery and development

The Red Zinger prospect in Mississippi Canyon 257 is in 6000ft water depth and was drilled to a total depth of 19,000ft and found multiple Upper Middle Miocene targets. The discovery well was drilled by LLOG as operator in 2016. Red Zinger will be tied-back to the LLOG-operated Delta House facility. First production is expected in 2H 2018. 

Mississippi Canyon 301: Marmalard East field extension

Marmalard East in Mississippi Canyon 301 is a field-extension well in 5300ft water depth that was drilled and completed by LLOG as operator in Q2 2017. The well was drilled to a total depth of 18,000ft targeting Miocene sands and encountered over 50ft of net oil pay. The well was brought onto production through the Marmalard subsea infrastructure system to the LLOG-operated Delta House facility at a rate in excess of 12,000 b/d. 

Viosca Knoll 959/960/1003/1004: Crown and Anchor development

Crown & Anchor, a previously-announced two-well discovery in 4200ft water depth in Viosca Knoll 959, 960, 1003 and 1004, was drilled by LLOG as operator in 2015 to a total depth of 14,000ft targeting multiple Upper Miocene sands. Both wells have been completed and will be tied back to the Anadarko-operated Marlin facility in Viosca Knoll 871 and 915. First production is expected in Q2 2018.

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