Infrastructure-led exploration (ILX) continues to lead to rewards in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM) with the latest win made by W&T Offshore Inc. and partner Kosmos Energy Ltd.

Dallas-based Kosmos Energy, which entered the U.S. GoM last year with its acquisition of Deep Gulf Energy Cos., said June 4 the Gladden Deep well struck oil. Drilled by operator W&T Offshore, the deepwater well is located in Mississippi Canyon 800 in more than 3,000 ft of water.

Recoverable resources are expected to be about 7 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMboe).

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