ExxonMobil Reaches Target Depth at First Point Thomson Well.
Plan the work, work the plan - What's not to love about this news? Politicians be damned. This team has a plan to develop the gas that will fill the pipeline.
From the Press Release: ExxonMobil drilled the well to a measured depth of over 16,000 feet. The shore-based rig directionally drilled under the Beaufort Sea to the targeted gas reservoir more than 1.5 miles offshore.
“This is another successful milestone for the Point Thomson project,” said Dale Pittman, ExxonMobil Alaska production manager.
ExxonMobil Senior Project Manager Lee Bruce added, “PTU-15 pushed the limits of drilling technology and demonstrated that the Point Thomson drilling plan is sound.”
The rig will be moved to the second development well at Point Thomson (PTU-16) and continue drilling. Work continues on front-end engineering and design for the initial production system.