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 Chevron announced on 5 February a new deepwater oil discovery at the Buckskin prospect located in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The block is approximately 190 miles southeast of Houston and 44 miles west of Chevron’s 2004 Jack discovery, which is also in the lower tertiary.

The Buckskin No. 1 discovery well encountered more than 300 ft of net pay. The well is located in approximately 6,920 ft of water and was drilled to a depth of 29,404 ft.

Chevron announces deepwater GOM discovery

More tests are being conducted on data gathered from the discovery well, and additional work at the prospect, located in Keathley Canyon Block 872, will be needed to determine the extent and commercial viability of the discovery.

“This is a very significant discovery in the lower tertiary trend… Continuing our success at the Jack well, Buckskin reinforces the trend’s potential to provide the US with important new energy supplies,” said George Kirkland, Chevron executive vice president, Global Upstream and Gas.

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