This OCS discovery leaves two more wells still being drilled in Pogo's previously announced six-pack of OCS exploratory wells, the Eugene Island Block 256 and the Ewing Bank Blocks 906/950 wells. When results of these two wells are available, they will be disclosed.
In south Texas, Pogo, as operator and 47% owner of a prospective 3,000-acre Duval County, South Rosita leasehold, has completed flow-testing its new exploratory well, the #1 Hoffman 116. The 15,300 feet deep well encountered a Wilcox sandstone horizon near 13,800 feet subsurface. It was perforated and fracture stimulated across a 100 feet thick interval, and tested at a rate of 3.7 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) with a flowing tubing pressure of 8,400 pounds per square inch (psi). A second Wilcox interval below 13,400 feet was perforated and fracture stimulated over a span of 50 feet, testing at a rate of 5.5 mmcf/d with a flowing pressure of 9,400 psi. Production equipment is being ordered that will allow the well to produce at rates of up to 10 mmcf/d. The two gas reservoirs are expected to be commingled in order to put the well on production within about 90 days. Pogo and its partners now anticipate spudding a delineation well in this same area during the second quarter of this year. Pogo's partners include, among others, LMP Exploration Holdings, LP, with a 34% working interest.
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