Partners break record in GoM

Knotty Head partners: Nexen, Anadarko, Chevron and BHP Billiton, announced an exploratory discovery and GoM record.

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(US, GoM) – Knotty Head partners: Nexen, Anadarko, Chevron and BHP Billiton, announced an exploratory discovery and GoM record.

The partners drilled the deepest well to-date at 34,189 ft on the Knotty Head field in Green Canyon block 512 in approximately 3,500 ft of water.

Block operator Nexen says theDiscoverer Spirit is mobilizing to drill a sidetrack well. Additional appraisal work is planned in 2006 to determine the extent of the discovery.

Nexen is the operator of the block with a 25% working interest, and Anadarko, Chevron, and BHP Billiton each hold a 25% stake.

12/20/05

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