Chevron Announces Record-setting Well Test
Chevron Corp. successfully completed a record-setting production test on the Jack #2 well at Walker Ridge Block 758 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Jack well was completed and tested in 7,000 feet of water, and more than 20,000 feet under the sea floor, breaking Chevron's 2004 Tahiti well test record as the deepest successful well test in the Gulf of Mexico. The Jack #2 well was drilled to a total depth of 28,175 feet.
More than a half a dozen world records for test equipment pressure, depth and duration in deepwater were set during the Jack well test. For example, the perforating guns were fired at world record depths and pressures. Additionally, the test tree and other drill stem test tools set world records, helping Chevron and co-owners conduct the deepest extended drill stem test in deepwater Gulf of Mexico history.
During the test, the well sustained a flow rate of more that 6,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Chevron and its co-owners plan to drill an additional appraisal well in 2007.
The well is approximately 270 miles southwest of New Orleans and 175 miles offshore.