PARIS – Total has a Lower Tertiary oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico block 959 on Garden Banks at the North Platte prospect.
North Platte is in a water depth of 4,400 ft (1,340 m) and was drilled to a TD of 34,500 ft (10,520 m). Total says it found “several hundred feet” of net oil pay in several intervals. The company continued to say the well confirms the northern extension of the Wilcox formation and the presence of liquid hydrocarbons.
Total holds a 40% interest in North Platte. Cobalt, the operator, holds the remaining 60%.