Wahoo No. 2 well strikes high quality pay

The Wahoo No. 2 (also called Wahoo North) appraisal/exploration well in the Campos basin has encountered more than 90 ft (295 m) of high-quality net oil pay in the same pre-salt interval as the original Wahoo discovery, Anadarko says.

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HOUSTON -- The Wahoo No. 2 (also called Wahoo North) appraisal/exploration well in the Campos basin has encountered more than 90 ft (295 m) of high-quality net oil pay in the same pre-salt interval as the original Wahoo discovery, Anadarko says.

Following the completion of drilling operations at Wahoo No. 2, Anadarko plans to move the drillship to the original Wahoo discovery well to conduct drillstem testing (DST). In 2010, the rig will move back to the Wahoo No. 2 well to conduct another DST.

Anadarko plans to drill up to two exploration/appraisal wells on block BM-C-30 in 2010.

“We have approximately 2,000 ft (6,562 m) left to drill before we reach TD (total depth) to test a secondary exploration objective; nonetheless, our activities so far have confirmed the main pay section in the original Wahoo discovery extends at least 5 mi (8 km) to the north, and the hydrocarbon accumulation has been extended further down the structure,” says Bob Daniels, Anadarko’s senior VP of worldwide exploration. “We believe the results to date increase the potential resources in the prospect area, and from what we’ve seen so far, Wahoo has the characteristics necessary to potentially become our next mega project.”

Also in the Campos basin, Anadarko and partners are currently drilling the Itaipu prospect in the adjacent BM-C-32 block. The Itaipu well will test a pre-salt geologic feature similar to the adjacent Jubarte field, which is estimated to hold up to 2 Bbbl of recoverable oil.

11/23/2009

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