Anadarko's W. Africa Wells Encounter Water-Bearing Reservoirs

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced its offshore wells at Mercury-2 and Kosrou-1 both encountered water-bearing reservoirs.

Sierra Leone

The Mercury-2 appraisal well, located approximately 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) northwest and approximately 1,300 feet (400 meters) down dip of the Mercury discovery well, intersected more than 885 feet (270 meters) of reservoir-quality sandstones in the targeted Cretaceous interval that were water bearing. The partnership plans to integrate the data from Mercury-2 into its model as it evaluates both the Mercury discovery and future drilling opportunities offshore Sierra Leone.

Mercury-2 was drilled to a total depth of 16,870 feet (5,142 meters) in water depths of approximately 5,950 feet (1,815 meters).

Anadarko operates the offshore Block SL-07B-11 with a 55-percent working interest. Co-owners in the block are Repsol (25 percent) and Tullow (20 percent).

Côte d'Ivoire

The Kosrou-1 exploration well, located in Block CI-105, intersected approximately 312 feet (90 meters) of reservoir-quality sandstones in the primary target that were water bearing. The well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 17,196 feet (5,241 meters) in water depths of approximately 7,464 feet (2275 meters). Upon completion of operations, the rig will be mobilized to drill the geologically independent Paon-1 prospect in Block CI-103.

Anadarko operates Block CI-105 with a 50-percent working interest. Co-owners in the block include Tullow (22 percent), Petroci (15 percent) and Thani Emirates Petroleum (13 percent).

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