W&T Offshore has announced a new discovery at Ewing Banks 910 and first production from the SS #6 well at Mississippi Canyon 538 field (Medusa) in deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico.

The company drilled and evaluated the Ewing Banks 910 A-5 ST well and logged 160ft of gross hydrocarbon interval, and is currently in the process of completing the well.

W&T Offshore has a 50% working interest in the well and expects it to be online and flowing by the end of the second quarter of this year.

In addition, the company plans to drill the A-8 exploration well at Ewing Banks 910 based on seismic data.

"W&T Offshore has a 50% working interest in the well and expects it to be online and flowing by the end of the second quarter of this year."

Recently, W&T Offshore drilled Medusa SS #6 well and is said to have achieved first production flowing at a gross rate of about 8,000 barrels of oil as well as 6MMcf of natural gas.

At present, the company is completing a second extension well, the SS #7 well at Medusa, which it has a working interest of 15%.

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For the Mississippi Canyon 698 ‘Big Bend’ and Mississippi Canyon 782 ‘Dantzler’ deepwater development projects, the company said three vessels are currently in the field for this.

One of them is carrying out umbilical installation work and the second one is conducting sea trials prior to the installation of pipeline system.

The third vessel is acting as a flotel for the preparation of the topside facilities at the host platform, ‘Thunderhawk’.

According to the company, production from Big Bend is expected and Dantzler it is set to begin before the end of 2015.

The combined rate from both the fields is expected to reach more than 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.