Dominion Makes Gas Discovery at San Jacinto Prospect

Dominion Exploration & Production has made a natural gas at the San Jacinto prospect. The discovery is situated in Desoto Canyon block 618, about 100 miles from Louisiana in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

The San Jacinto prospect was drilled to a total measured depth of 15,829 feet and encountered approximately 100 net feet of natural gas pay in multiple reservoir sands. The well is being cased to total depth and temporarily abandoned for future use as a producible well.

The discovery is Dominion's second in the eastern Gulf of Mexico area, only six miles from the recently announced Spiderman/Amazon discovery in which Dominion E&P has a 37 percent working interest. Development alternatives for the Spiderman/Amazon discovery are under evaluation and will now include San Jacinto. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is the operator of Spiderman/Amazon.

Dominion owns 53 percent of the prospect and is the operator. Spinnaker Exploration Company (27 percent working interest) and Kerr-McGee Corp. (20 percent working interest) are partners.