Hydraulic perforating equipment malfunctioned during activities at the operation’s Wilcox “F” sand, New Orleans- based McMoRan said in a statement released after the close of regular U.S. trading yesterday. The company hasn’t completed flow testing at the Davy Jones No. 1 well, it said.
McMoRan sought to perforate Wilcox “C” sand yesterday and the well began to flow as equipment was being removed, according to a statement issued today. A test in Wilcox “D” sand also resulted in a flare. The flow from the “D” sand is being affected by debris and results from a cleaner test will be announced at a later date, the company said.
The company previously said it drilled two successful sub- salt wells in the Davy Jones field.
McMoRan operates and has a 63.4 percent working interest in Davy Jones. Other partners include Energy XXI, JX Nippon Oil Exploration (Gulf) Ltd. and Moncrief Offshore LLC, according to the statements.
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