TOKYO – INPEX US Offshore, LLC has agreed to acquire a 40% participating interest in Keathley Canyon blocks 921 and 965 and Walker Ridge blocks 881 and 925 in the US Gulf of Mexico from Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Anadarko retains 60% interest and operatorship.
The blocks are about 380 km (236 mi) offshore Louisiana and cover an area of 93.2 sq km (36 sq mi). Water depths range between 2,150 and 2,700 m (7,054 and 8,858 ft).
They lie in the vicinity of the producing Lucius and Hadrian North oil fields, which INPEX has participating interests through its subsidiary.