The Tornado Attic well is currently producing above the previously estimated 8 - 10 000 boe/d range, according to the company.
Talos Energy has said it is "very disappointed" with the decision of Mexico's Ministry of Energy to designate Pemex as the operator of the Zama unit offshore Mexico and will explore all legal and strategic options.
The project includes two blocks, 58 km2 in total, which are located 42 km offshore Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico.
Applied Petroleum Technology has ramped up its presence in Houston to support US operators involved with shale oil as well as companies engaged in offshore E&P in the Gulf of Mexico.
Two new wells tied into the Na Kika platform are expected to boost gross platform production by an estimated 20 100 boe/d.
The programme includes approximately 6175 km2 of reprocessed 3D seismic data from the mature, hydrocarbon-producing areas of South Timbalier, Grand Isle and Ewing Bank.
Facilities to be installed include a five-mile offshore lateral pipeline build from the Shenandoah platform in the Gulf of Mexico to Discovery’s existing Keathley Canyon Connector pipeline, and additional onshore processing facilities to handle the expected natural gas production.
McDermott will provide installation services at the Shenzi Subsea Multiphase Pumping Project, located at a water depth of 4400 ft.
The contract with Chevron is for the ultra-deepwater drillship Valaris Relentless (DS-18), a GustoMSC P10,000 design.