Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BP in Big Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Oil Discovery BP

Drilling down to over 35,000 feet, BP Plc made a significant oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico at the Tiper Prospect, with an estimate of over 3 billion barrels of oil found there.

The 35,000 plus foot drill is the deepest exploration well in history.

It is expected to be in production during the latter part of the next decade, and help BP bring oil production to about 600,000 barrels a day sometime after 2020.

According to BP's lead executive for exploration and production, Andy Inglis, this could increase production of the company between one to two percent from between 2013 and 2020. That of course depends upon how long it takes to get the oil field on line.

This is the second material discovery in what is called the Lower Tertiary in the Gulf of Mexico by BP. The other one was a smaller field named Kaskida. Kaskida is estimated to hold about 3 billion barrels of oil, and Tiber is bigger than that, said BP. Plans are in place to drill as second well in Tiber sometime in 2010.

According to BP, they are the largest net leaseholder in the Lower Tertiary area.

Oil Discovery BP

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