Orphan basin well offshore NL Canada's deepest

The exploration well Chevron Canada Resources plans to drill in the Orphan basin offshore Newfoundland this July could be Canada's deepest.

Offshore staff

(Canada) - The exploration well Chevron Canada Resources plans to drill in the Orphan basin offshore Newfoundland this July could be Canada's deepest.

The drilling site - Great Barasway F-66 - is located in about 2,350 m of water.

Chevron has not released the cost of the well but says it is expected to exceed $50 million.

The semisubmersible rigEirik Raude has been contracted for the drill this summer.

The Hebron field partners hope to drill two more wells next year.

Chevron is the project leader, with a 50% interest, along with Shell Canada (20%), ExxonMobil (15%), and Imperial Oil (15%).

The Orphan basin is about 350 km northeast of St. John's, NL.

02/09/06

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