The Rowan jackup Ralph Coffman has spudded the Canoe exploration well in the Vermilion Area, South Addition Block 378 in the Gulf of Mexico for operator GulfSlope Energy. The well is located in 325 ft of water. Drilling is expected to take approximately 15 days to reach a measured depth of 6,249 ft and will test multiple above-salt Pleistocene age amplitudes that correlate to productive zones in nearby producing fields. After Canoe, GulfSlope will mobilize the jackup to drill the initial exploration well on the Tau prospect on Ship Shoal Area, South Addition Blocks 336/351. The Tau well is in 305 ft of water and is planned to be drilled to a measured depth of 29,728 ft. The well will target multiple deep subsalt formations.
Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email weekly. Sign up for the JPT newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.