HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (NASDAQ:ATPG) today announced first oil production at its Mississippi Canyon 941 #3 well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The initial rate and associated pressures exceeded original expectations and the well established a rate in excess of 7,000 Boe per day. The Mississippi Canyon 941 #3 well is located on the Mirage Field and is the second well brought on production at the Telemark Hub location utilizing the ATP Titan floating drilling and production platform. As per BOEM guidelines with initial production the MC 941#3 will be renamed the MC 941 A-1. When drilled, the A-1 well encountered four Miocene sands totaling 266 feet of pay. The A-1 well is completed at a measured depth of 16,300 feet in two of the discovered sands. Plans are to commingle production from the two completed sands.
ATP operates the deepwater Telemark Hub in approximately 4,000 feet of water with a 100% working interest and holds a 100% ownership in ATP Titan LLC which owns the ATP Titan and associated pipelines and infrastructure.
About ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
ATP Oil & Gas is focused on development and production of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. The company trades publicly as ATPG on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. For more information about ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, visit www.atpog.com.
Certain statements included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ATP cautions that assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions, or beliefs about future events may, and often do, vary from actual results and the differences can be material. Some of the key factors which could cause actual results to vary from those ATP expects include changes in natural gas and oil prices, the timing of planned capital expenditures, availability of acquisitions, uncertainties in estimating proved reserves and forecasting production results, operational factors affecting the commencement or maintenance of producing wells, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as our ability to access them, and uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting our business. The SEC has generally permitted oil and gas companies, in filings made with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We and our independent third party reservoir engineers use the term "probable" to describe volumes of reserves potentially recoverable through additional drilling or recovery techniques that the SEC's guidelines may prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves. All estimates of reserves in this news release have been prepared by our independent third party engineers. More information about the risks and uncertainties relating to ATP's forward-looking statements is found in our SEC filings.