Noble Energy hits pay on Santa Cruz in the Gulf of Mexico

Noble Energy has hit pay with a well on the Santa Cruz prospect in Mississippi Canyon blocks 519/563.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Noble Energy has hit pay with a well on the Santa Cruz prospect in Mississippi Canyon blocks 519/563. The well, located in 6,515 ft (1,986 m) of water, was drilled to a total depth of approximately 18,900 ft (5,761 m). Open-hole logging indicated over 140 ft (43 m) of net gas condensate pay and more than 110 ft ( 34 m) of net oil pay in multiple high-quality reservoirs, the company says.

The company's development plans include subsea tiebacks to nearby infrastructure, with first production expected in 2011.

04/01/2009

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