|Thursday, March 16, 2000
The exploratory well on the Anvil prospect on Mississippi Canyon 815 will be plugged and abandoned. Only non-commercial quantities of hydrocarbons were discovered. The well reached a total depth of 17,998 feet. Vastar held a 60 percent working interest in the well, with 30 percent held by Murphy Oil Corporation and 10 percent by Callon Petroleum Company. Next on Vastar's deepwater drilling schedule are exploratory wells to test the Entrada prospect on Garden Banks block 782, followed by the Aspen prospect on Green Canyon block 243.