Marathon scores at Flying Dutchman in GoM

Marathon Oil Corp. says it has a discovery at the Flying Dutchman prospect in Green Canyon block 511 of the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Marathon Oil Corp. says it has a discovery at the Flying Dutchman prospect in Green Canyon block 511 of the Gulf of Mexico. The well results are to be evaluated along with other potential drilling sites in the block to determine commerciality.

The well is 100 mi (161 km) south of New Orleans in 3,700 ft (1,128 km) of water and reached a TD of 30,000 ft (9,144 m) with 100 ft (30.5 m) of net hydrocarbon sands in the Upper Miocene.

05/11/2010

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