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BHP finds Hydrocarbons in Boom-1 Well

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BHP has found hydrocarbons while drilling it’s the Boom-1 well.

According to the BHP Operational Review for Q3 2019, the well was spud on August 28, 2019 and the report indicates that evaluation and analysis are ongoing.


It noted that Boom-1 was one of two additional exploration wells drilled in the Northern licences as a part of Phase 4 of the deepwater drilling

The other well that was drilled, Carnival-1 did not yield positive results.

The Carnival-1 well was spud on September 30, 2019 and the well was eventually declared a dry hole.


This completed the exploration programme on the Trinidad and Tobago Northern licences.

BHP has indicated that Phase 4 of the deepwater drilling campaign in Trinidad and Tobago is complete.

It stated that evaluation and development planning studies of the discoveries were ongoing.


Both wells were drilled at a water depth of more than 2000 metres.

The Invictus drill ship was used for both wells and the vessel will return to the US Gulf of Mexico to continue work for BHP, the company stated.


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