THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Anadarko has spudded the Purple Angel-1 exploration well offshore western Colombia.
The aim is to test objectives similar to those that provide the company’s play-openingdeepwater Kronos discovery.
After completing the current well, the rig will mobilize to drill the Gorgon prospect elsewhere on the Purple Angel block. This will test an analogous structure along trend to Kronos.
Anadarko also operates offshore blocks COL1, COL2, COL6, and COL7 where it has identified numerous prospects from the 30,000-sq km (11,583-sq mi)Esmeralda 3D seismic survey. The company is preparing to evaluate drilling locations for possible wells during 2018.
Late last year, the company submitted a development plan to Mozambique’s government for an initial two-train LNG scheme, fed by supplies from the deepwater Golfinho and Atum fields inOffshore Area 1.