CATEGORIZED | News, The Offshore Frontier

Anadarko encounters natural gas; Golfinho area estimated to hold 13 to 45 Tcf of gas

Posted on 15 May 2012

Anadarko Petroleum’s Golfinho exploration well recently discovered a new, major natural gas accumulation nearly 20 miles (32 km) northwest of its Prosperidade complex within the Offshore Area 1 of the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique. The Golfinho discovery well encountered more than 193 net ft (59 net meters) of natural gas pay in two high-quality Oligocene fan systems.

“The success of the Golfinho well significantly expands the tremendous resource potential of the Offshore Area 1 in the deepwater Rovuma Basin, with additional opportunities yet to test,” Bob Daniels, Anadarko senior vice president, worldwide exploration, said. “The Golfinho discovery, which is entirely contained within the Offshore Area 1 block, adds an estimated seven to 20-plus Tcf of incremental recoverable resources over a significant areal extent. This new discovery is only 10 miles offshore, providing potential cost advantages for future development options.”

The Golfinho exploration well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 14,885 ft (4,537 meters), in water depths of approximately 3,370 ft (1,027 meters). Once operations are complete at Golfinho, the partnership plans to mobilize the Belford Dolphin drillship to drill the Atum-1 exploration well. The Golfinho area is now estimated to hold 13 to 45 Tcf of gas in place.

At the Barquentine-1 well  in the Prosperidade complex, the partnership successfully tested the upper Oligocene zone, which flowed at approximately 100 million cubic ft of natural gas per day. This is the third successful drill-stem test flowing at this facility-constrained rate.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 15 April 2014

    Chevron’s deepwater assets highlight value of dual-gradient drilling

    The “un-drillable” is becoming drillable by using dual-gradient drilling (DGD) to remove the impact of water depth. Dale Straub, Senior Drilling Advisor at Chevron, discussed...

  • 14 April 2014

    KCA Deutag awarded its first Canadian contract for Hebron Project

    KCA Deutag has entered into the offshore Canadian drilling sector following the award of its first contract in Canada with ExxonMobil Canada Properties. KCA Deutag was awarded...

  • 11 April 2014

    Statoil makes oil, gas discovery in the Valemon Nord prospect

    Statoil has together with the Valemon Unit partners made a gas and oil discovery in the Valemon Nord prospect in the North Sea. The discovery wells 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A...

  • 11 April 2014

    Rynd elected as NOIA Chairman

    The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected John T. Rynd as Chairman of NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as Vice Chair of NOIA for the 2014-2015...

  • 09 April 2014

    UMW: New academy trains diverse talents with varying backgrounds

    For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly...

  • Read more news