Leed Petroleum hits pay with GoM Ship Shoal well

The Ship Shoal A-6 well in the Gulf of Mexico has hit pay, says operator Leed Petroleum.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- The Ship Shoal A-6 well in the Gulf of Mexico has hit pay, says operator Leed Petroleum. The well reached a TD of 13,341 ft (4,066 m) and encountered a total of 65 ft (20 m) of true vertical thickness pay in the primary sand. The company is currently testing the well and evaluating attributable reserves.

The Ship Shoal 201 A-6 well was drilled from the Ship Shoal 202 “A” platform to expedite production, which is expected in the first quarter.

“Our 2010 drilling campaign is off to a great start with the success of the A-6 well,” says Howard Wilson, president and chief executive of Leed Petroleum. “We plan to continue execution of our focused GoM strategy by developing several high quality projects over the next 12 months which we believe will add material new 2P reserves and provide production diversity across multiple fields.”

02/23/2010

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