Anadarko discovers hydrocarbons at Warrior-2 well in US Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko discovers hydrocarbons at Warrior-2 well in US Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko Petroleum has discovered hydrocarbons at one of its wells in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The Warrior-2 well is in the Green Canyon area about 190km from the coast and was drilled to a depth of 31,646 feet with a water layer of 4,122 feet.

Woodlands, Texas-based Anadarko, which on Monday announced it was cutting its 2017 capex by $300m, is the operator of the well.

It is partnered in the project by Colombia’s state-owned oil firm Ecopetrol, which has a 30% stake.

This find is described as light crude and analysis is being done to evaluate the volume it contains.

Warrior-2 is just 7 miles away from the K2 production field that is operated by Anadarko. K2 ties back to the Marco Polo field and Warrior-2’s closeness to it offers Anadarko a head start in the production process.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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