ATP Oil & Gas announced first production from its Matagorda Island 709
A-4 ST-1 (MI 709 A-4 ST-1) well and its High Island 74 No. 1 (HI 74) well.
The MI 709 A-4 ST-1 well, located in 145 feet of water, was completed in an
upper Miocene Marg A sand at 9,715 feet TVD. The MI 709 A-4 ST-1 is the third
currently producing well at the Company's Matagorda 704/709 complex. ATP
operates MI 709 with a 62.5% working interest. The HI 74 No. 1 well, located
in 41 feet of water, was completed in Miocene Rob L sand at 8,760 feet TVD.
ATP operates HI 74 with a 75% working interest. The completion and first
production from the High Island 74 property enhances the success ratio to
38 out of 39 properties brought from a proved undeveloped status to
production, an ATP successful completion record of 97%. With the addition of
the wells at High Island and at Matagorda Island, ATP has placed four new
wells on production in 2005.
Other operations continue at several ATP Gulf of Mexico and North Sea
projects. These projects in the Brazos, Eugene Island and West Cameron areas
of the Gulf of Mexico and in the Dutch sector of the North Sea are on schedule
to contribute to ATP's production beginning in the 3rd and 4th quarters of
this year. At the Company's Mississippi Canyon 711 project, rig operations
began on May 4, 2005 with anchoring of the rig and installation immediately
thereafter of tubing head adapters on each well. Due to presently excessive
loop currents in the Mississippi Canyon area, ATP at 7 p.m. CT on May 20th
temporarily released the Ocean Voyager rig. It is expected to return in
sufficient time so as to not impact the estimated fourth quarter 2005 startup
of the Mississippi Canyon project.
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