The well was drilled to 21,212 feet (6,465 meters) and encountered 98 net feet of oil and gas, the company said in a statement today. Repsol SA and Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) are partners in the well, which was more than 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Anadarko’s Mercury discovery.
Jupiter-1 will be plugged for further appraisal, while the rig is used to drill a second Mercury well, Anadarko said.
Anadarko also reported a successful appraisal well at its Lagosta gas discovery off Mozambique. The Lagosta-3 well encountered 577 feet of gas in several layers, the company said. Partners include Cove Energy Plc and Japan’s Mitsui & Co.
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