Marathon Oil drills duster in the Gulf of Mexico

Offshore staff

HOUSTONMarathon Oil has reached total depth in the Solomon exploration well in the Gulf of Mexico.

The well, drilled to a depth of 34,600 ft (10,546 m) on Walker Ridge block 225, encountered the Lower Tertiary target interval. The well has been P&A’d, and the rig has been released with no further activity planned on the block.

Marathon Oil is the operator with a 58% working interest in the well. Venari holds a 22% working interest and Murphy holds 20%.


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