BP Strikes Oil at Puma West, but …

The appraisal results are not enough to push development forward.

Mad Dog spar.
Mad Dog spar.

Supermajor BP encountered hydrocarbon in multiple sands with its Puma West appraisal well located near the Mad Dog field in the deepwater GOM. However, according to partner Talos Energy, additional hydrocarbons from a subsequent well or sidetrack would likely be necessary to consider moving forward with a development.

The appraisal was drilled to a total depth of 25,995 ft and was followed by a sidetrack which was drilled geologically down-dip to a total depth of 27,650 ft.

The appraisal wellbore was suspended with utility to allow for future potential sidetrack opportunities.

The participating parties will begin incorporating the data acquired from the appraisal wells to determine the best path forward. Talos owns a 25% working interest with Chevron (25%) and bp (50% and operator).