Oil and gas exploration company Petsec Energy has commenced production from its Hummer Development field situated in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The company began initial production from the field last week following the successful installation of the Main Pass 270 ‘B’ platform deck facilities in early November.
Castex Energy is the operator of the Hummer gas / oil field, which extends over Main Pass Blocks 270, 273 and 274 in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Hummer Project discovery well, Main Pass 270 #3 BP1, is situated nearly 50mi south-east of Venice, Louisiana, in US federal waters.
The water depth at the location is almost 215ft.
A discovery well for the Hummer Project was drilled, logged and temporarily suspended in late-2015.
The Main Pass 270 ‘B’ platform jacket was subsequently installed over the well, which was completed and production tested late last year.
The well averaged 19.88 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfpd) and 396 barrels of oil per day (bopd) on a 16/64th inch choke during the final three hours of the test, achieving a flowing well head pressure of 9753psi.
Well logs from the trial indicate the possibility of additional potential reservoirs in the vicinity.
The untested sands will be targeted to identify their potentiality during future drilling campaigns.
Additionally, significant production has also occurred from similar reservoirs, exhibiting peak production rates from the respective intervals beyond 25 million cubic feet of gas per day and 1,000 barrels of oil per day.
The platform’s initial design capacity allows for production rates of up to 50 million cubic feet of gas per day, as well as the 1,000 barrels of oil per day achieved by the discovery well, Main Pass 270 #3 BP1.
Petsec Energy has a 12.5% working interest in the well.