Three More Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Discoveries Added in '04

The Minerals Management Service reports that there were 3 additional deepwater (greater than 1,000 feet) oil and gas discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in 2004, bringing to 15 the total number that had been discovered last year. Twelve were drilled in water depths greater than 5,000 feet. The discoveries demonstrate that active exploration in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico continues to help America meet her energy needs.

This list includes three discoveries (Cheyenne, South Dachshund/Mondo Northwest, and La Femme) that were not included in a previous announcement.

2004 Gulf of Mexico Announced Deepwater Discoveries

Shell Offshore
Alaminos Canyon 859
9,627 ft

Alaminos Canyon 815
9,226 ft

Alaminos Canyon 818
9,004 ft

Anadarko Petroleum
Lloyd Ridge 399
8,987 ft

Atlas NW
Anadarko Petroleum
Lloyd Ridge 5
8,810 ft

South Dachshund/ Mondo Northwest
Anadarko Petroleum
Lloyd Ridge 2
8,340 ft

San Jacinto
Dominion Exploration
Desoto Canyon 618
7,850 ft

Walker Ridge 759
6,965 ft

La Femme
Newfield Exploration
Mississippi Canyon 427
5,800 ft

Thunder Hawk
Murphy Exploration
Mississippi Canyon 734
5,724 ft

Dominion Exploration
Mississippi Canyon 771
5,423 ft

Green Canyon 768
5,250 ft

BP Exp. & Prod., Inc.
Green Canyon 823
4,130 ft

Dawson Deep
Garden Banks 625
2,900 ft

Crested Butte
Nexen Petroleum
Green Canyon 242
2,846 ft

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