Talos Lines Up Gulf of Mexico Successes

Successful sidetrack will be fast-track developed via the nearby Marlin TLP.

Marlin TLP.
Marlin TLP.

Talos Energy drilled a successful sidetrack of its Crown and Anchor well at Viosca Knoll Block 960. The probe was drilled to a true vertical depth of about 13,000 ft and encountered around 50 ft of net oil pay in the M62 Middle Miocene target horizon. The project has moved to the completion phase and will produce through existing subsea infrastructure to the nearby Marlin tension-leg platform. First production is targeted by the late third quarter of 2021. Talos holds a 34% working interest in the project along with Beacon Offshore Energy (operator) and Ridgewood Crown & Anchor LLC.

The company also recently brought its Tornado Attic well on-stream in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf. The well is currently producing above the previously estimated 8,000 to 10,000 BOE/D. Talos also increased injection rates in the structurally downdip Tornado injector well and is now injecting at a rate of more than 30,000 BWPD into the producing B-6 formation. The project is the first intrawell waterflood of its kind in a deepwater subsea environment, said Talos, and is intended to increase overall production and recovery efficiency through the existing subsea producing wells. Talos holds a 65% working interest (operator) along with Kosmos Energy (35%).