Mariner Turns on the Taps at Rigel

Mariner Energy reports that development operations at the Rigel (Mississippi Canyon 296) deepwater development project have been completed, and the field has commenced production.

Mariner generated the Rigel prospect and participated in the initial exploration well and subsequent appraisal well with a 22.5-percent nonoperating working interest. Dominion Exploration & Production is the operator of the project. The single well subsea tieback is currently flowing approximately 75 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) and has a gross design rate of 100 mmcfd.

Rigel is located approximately 120 miles southeast of New Orleans in Mississippi Canyon Block 296 at a water depth of approximately 5,200 feet.

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