Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced a successful production test from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas's (FM O&G) Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend.
The production test, which was performed in the Cretaceous/Tuscaloosa section, indicated a flow rate of approximately 43.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d), approximately 21 MMcf/d net to FM O&G, on a 22/64th choke with flowing tubing pressure of 11,880 pounds per square inch. FM O&G and its partners expect to begin production in 2015 using facilities in the immediate area.
'We are pleased with the results of the Highlander production test which confirm the favorable reservoir characteristics of this discovery. We congratulate our team on this accomplishment and we look forward to bringing this well on production in 2015.'