INPEX moves into Walker Ridge

INPEX Gulf of Mexico Co Ltd. has acquired a 15% participating interest in the Gulf of Mexico’s Walker Ridge 95/96/139/140 blocks from Shell Offshore Inc.

Offshore staff

TOKYO – INPEX Gulf of Mexico Co Ltd. has acquired a 15% participating interest in the Gulf of Mexico’s Walker Ridge 95/96/139/140 blocks from Shell Offshore Inc.

The blocks are 280 km (174 mi) offshore New Orleans in 1,800 m (5,905 ft) water depth and encompasses 87 sq km (33 ½ sq mi). Shell is operator with 70% and plans an exploration well before mid-2011.

02/07/2011

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