Anadarko makes discovery at Lucius exploration well

12/11/2009

Anadarko makes discovery at Lucius exploration well

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced a discovery at the Lucius exploration well, Keathley Canyon block 875, in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Lucius discovery was drilled to 20,000 ft TD in approximately 7,100 ft of water, using the new ultra-deepwater Ensco 8500 semi-submersible drilling rig. The well encountered more than 200 ft of net pay in subsalt Pliocene and Miocene sands.

Anadarko operates the Lucius well with a 50% working interest. Co-owners in the discovery include Plains Exploration & Production Company with a 33.33% working interest and Mariner Energy, Inc. with 16.67%.

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