Kosmos Energy announced an oil discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico at the Winterfell infrastructure-led exploration well, Kosmos working interest 17.5%. Winterfell was designed to test a sub-salt Upper Miocene prospect located in Green Canyon Block 944. The well encountered approximately 26 meters of net oil pay in two intervals.
The Winterfell well is located in approximately 1,600 meters of water and was drilled to a total depth of approximately 7,000 meters. An affiliate of Beacon Offshore Energy LLC is operator of the Winterfell well. Additional interest owners include Red Willow Offshore LLC, Ridgewood Monarch North LLC, CSL Exploration, LP, CL&F Offshore LLC, Houston Energy LP, Beacon Offshore Energy Exploration LLC, and Beacon Asset Holdings LLC. Kosmos will now work with partners on an appraisal plan and development options. The discovery is located within tie back distance to several existing and planned host facilities.
The company also plans to drill the Zora ILX well in the Gulf of Mexico later in the year.