Woodside Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Woodside Petroleum Ltd., has spudded the Neptune No. 7 appraisal well (OCS-G 08038 No. No. 2) in the Gulf of Mexico Atwater Valley block 618. This well is a replacement well for the Neptune No. 6 (OCS-G 08038 No. 1) well, which had to be plugged and abandoned soon after spudding due to mechanical difficulties.
Woodside will drill the well with GlobalSantaFe'sExplorer. Water depth at the location is 1,908 m. Planned total depth is 5,745 m.