BUCHAREST, Romania – ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom have spudded the deepwater Domino-2 appraisal well in the Neptun block in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.
TheOcean Endeavour is drilling the well 200 km (124 mi) offshore in 800 m (2,624 ft) of water. Data from the program will be used to assess the size and commercial viability of the gas field discovered by the Domino-1 well in 2012.
“If the discovery proves to be commercially viable, ExxonMobil would leverage its globaldeepwater experience and project execution expertise to ensure safe, environmentally responsible, and timely resource development,” said John Knapp, managing director of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania.
“We will capitalize on more than 40 years of experience in the shallow waters of theBlack Sea to contribute to the success of a pioneer project like Neptun Deep,” said Gabriel Selischi, member of OMV Petrom’s executive board responsible for Exploration and Production.
“We are committed to significant investment in the exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons to ensure Romania domestic oil and gas.”