Appraisal well confirms Kaskida field extension

An appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs 5 mi (8 km) west of the Kaskida discovery well, according to BP.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- An appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs 5 mi (8 km) west of the Kaskida discovery well, according to BP. The well, drilled to a total depth of 32,500 ft (9,906 m), is in Keathley Canyon block 291 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Appraisal activities will continue with a wide azimuth towed streamer seismic acquisition survey in early 2010 and a well test in 2011.

“This well builds on the success of our recent Tiber discovery to further strengthen BP’s leading position in the emerging Lower Tertiary play in the GoM,” says Andy Inglis, chief executive of exploration and production for BP. “It supports the continuing growth of our deepwater GoM business into the second half of the next decade.”

11/16/2009

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