Mariner Energy has recommenced production on its Ochre and Pluto deepwater Gulf of Mexico projects. Ochre, located in Mississippi Canyon block 66, was shut-in following Hurricane Ivan. Production has been restored to a gross rate of approximately 10.5 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). Mariner operates Ochre with a 75% working interest and Stone Energy has a 25% working interest. Pluto, located in Mississippi Canyon block 718, was originally shut-in for the drilling and completion of a new well. Start-up was delayed due to Hurricane Katrina. Production from Pluto has recommenced and the well is currently producing at a gross rate of approximately 40 MMcfe/d. Mariner expects to achieve a gross production rate in the range of approximately 40 to 50 MMcfe/d. Mariner operates Pluto with a 51% working interest and W&T Offshore has a 49% working interest. Mariner estimates that most of its remaining production shut-in due to the damage caused by the 2005 hurricanes will recommence during the fourth quarter of 2006.