Third well goes on stream at ATP's Telemark Hub in Gulf of Mexico

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation said Aug. 24 that it has begun producing oil at its Mississippi Canyon Block 941 A-2 (#4) well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The MC Block 941 A-2 well is located on the Mirage Field and is the third well brought on production at the Telemark Hub location utilizing the ATP Titan floating drilling and production platform.

The well delivered on ATP’s original expectations with an initial rate exceeding 7,000 boe per day. When drilled, the A-2 well encountered four Miocene sands that are approximately 500 feet structurally higher than the same sands in the MC 941 A-1 well. The A-2 well is completed at a measured depth of 17,600 feet in the C and D sands. All permits to immediately begin drilling the fourth well, MC 942 #2, have been approved with production projected later this year. Company-wide production now exceeds 31,000 boe per day.

“Bringing the third Telemark Hub well to first production again demonstrates ATP’s technical expertise and safe operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” said T. Paul Bulmahn, ATP chairman and CEO. “We have finally realized the planned material production revenue of this well that has been much anticipated for 16 months. This well was already drilled to 12,000 feet and cased prior to the Macondo spill and became subject to the moratorium.”

ATP operates the $1 billion-plus deepwater Telemark Hub in approximately 4,000 feet of water with a 100% working interest and holds a 100% ownership in ATP Titan LLC which owns the ATP Titan and associated pipelines and infrastructure.

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