Chevron and Total have made a major oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria oil. Archive photoChevron and Total have made a major oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

America’s Chevron and France’s Total has made a major oil discovery in the American part of the Gulf of Mexico was announced by Chevron.

The oil reserves discovered by the Corporation on the structure of Ballymore approximately 4.8 kilometers from the Blind Faith platform at a depth of nearly 2 kilometers. The length of the borehole is 8.9 km.

«The deep water of the Gulf of Mexico is an important part of a long-term strategy of our company. This discovery greatly complements our portfolio, especially given his combination of size, quality and proximity to infrastructure» — are reported words of the President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Jeff Shellenbarger.

Chevron is the operator of the project with a share of 60%, her partner — Total (40%).

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