W&T makes deepwater GOM discovery, turns on taps at Medusa

Offshore staff 

HOUSTON – W&T Offshore has made a discovery at Ewing Banks 910, and has brought the Medusa field, located at Mississippi Canyon 538, onstream. Both fields are located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

W&T successfully drilled and evaluated the Ewing Banks 910 A-5 ST well. The company logged 160 ft (49 m) of gross hydrocarbon interval, and is currently completing the well. W&T expects recovery from the well to exceed their pre-drill estimates, and anticipates that the well could be online and flowing by the end of the second quarter. W&T has a 50% working interest in the well.

The next well to be drilled at Ewing Banks 910 will be the A-8 exploration well which the company estimates, based on seismic data, to be a significantly larger reserve target than the recently successful A-5 ST well.  The company has additional drilling locations in the area as a result of their ongoing geological and geophysical review of new WAZ seismic data.

Medusa producing

The recently drilled Medusa SS #6 well was completed and achieved first production flowing at a gross rate of approximately 8,000 b/d and 6 MMcf/d of gas for a combined total rate of 9,000 boe/d.  A second extension well at Medusa, the SS #7 well, is currently being completed. W&T has a 15% working interest in the Medusa field.


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