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Pliocene discovery in Mississippi Canyon Block 503 flows 1,089 bbl of oil, 22.519 MMcf of gas per day

A Mississippi Canyon Block 503-Pliocene discovery was announced by LLOG Exploration. The #001S0B0 OCS G27277 was directionally drilled to 19,050 ft with a true vertical depth of 17,625 ft. It produced 1,089 bbl of 47°API oil and 22.519 MMcf of gas per day from a perforated zone at 12,574 ft to 12,630 ft. The well was tested on an unreported choke size with a flowing tubing pressure of 5,606 psi and a shut-in casing pressure of 5,650 psi. 

Resource report indicates 2.4 Bbbl of oil in offshore Jamaica license area

A new prospective resource report for United Oil & Gas by Gaffney Cline & Associates indicates unrisked, mean prospective resources of more than 2.4 Bbbl of oil across 11 prospects and two leads in the Walton Morant license in offshore Jamaica. The report noted that the gross, unrisked mean prospective resource estimate for the Colibri Prospect is 406 MMbbl, which was compiled with an updated reservoir model based on a prestack depth migration study from a 3D seismic dataset acquired and processed in 2018 to 2019. Dublin-based United is the 100% equity holder and operator of the Walton Morant license, which covers about 22,000 sq km. Eleven wells have been drilled to date, nine onshore and two offshore, with 10 having hydrocarbons shows.

New oil, gas discovery by Total in offshore Suriname Block 58

Total completed a new oil and gas discovery in offshore Suriname Block 58 at #1-Keskesi East. According to the company, the well hit a 63-m zone of net oil pay with 58 m (net) of black oil, volatile oil and gas pay in Campano-Maastrichtian reservoirs, along with 5-m (net) volatile oil pay in Santonian reservoirs. The well was drilled in approximately 725 m of water, and the rig is drilling ahead to a deeper Neocomian aged targets. Total assumed operatorship of Block 58 and #1-Keskesi East in 2020 with a 50% working interest, and Apache Corp. holds the remaining 50%.

Total conducts drillstem tests in Outeniqua Basin offshore South Africa

Total has reported the results of drillstem tests at the #1X-Luiperd discovery in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin offshore South Africa. The venture intersected 85-m gross sands with 73-m (net) good-quality pay in the main target interval. It was drilled to 3,400 m in 1,795 m of water. Gauged on a 58/64-inch choke, the well flowed 33 MMcf of gas and 4,320 bbl of condensate per day (approximately 9,820 boe/d). The choke configuration could not be increased due to surface equipment limitations. Block 11B/12B covers an area of approximately 19,000 sq km with water depths ranging from 200 m to 1,800 m. The Paddavissie Fairway in the southwest corner of the block now includes both the Brulpadda and Luiperd discoveries, confirming the prolific petroleum system. Total is the operator of the prospect.