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Castex starts drilling offshore Louisiana

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 16 July 2015 14:58

Image: Hummer drilling operations/Petsec Energy

Castex Offshore Inc. commenced drilling the Main Pass Block 270 #3 well. The exploratory well is being drilled in federal offshore waters on Petsec’s Hummer prospect, located approximately 50mi southeast of Venice, Louisiana. Water depth at the prospect location is approximately 215ft, according to partner Petsec Energy. 

The well is being drilled to a true vertical depth of 16,000ft to test the Miocene age sand objective. The Main Pass 270 #3 well is being drilled utilizing the Ensco 87 jackup drilling rig and is expected to take approximately 60 days to reach total depth.

Petsec has a 12.5% non-operating working interest in the well. 

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