West Delta 73

Year of Discovery 1962
Cumulative Production 276 MMBO
686 BCF
WI 100%
NRI 83.33%

WD 73 new field graphic

West Delta 73 was discovered in 1962 by Humble Oil. The field is located 28 miles offshore of Grand Isle, Louisiana in approximately 175 feet of water. The field is a large low relief faulted anticline and produces from Pleistocene through Upper Miocene aged sands trapped structurally over the large anticlinal feature from 1,500 feet to 13,000 feet. The field has produced in excess of 388 million BOE to date and is the 7th largest producing oil field on the Gulf of Mexico shelf.

West Delta 30

Year of Discovery 1948
Cumulative Production 589 MMBO
970 BCF
WI 100%
NRI 83.3% – 87.5%

The field, which was discovered in 1948 by Humble Oil, is a large salt dome.  Productive sands range from 2,000 feet to 17,500 feet in depth and generally produce via strong water drive.  Minor faulting that is secondary to the major normal fault separates hydrocarbon accumulations into compartments.   The West Delta 30 field includes the West Delta 27, 28, 29 and 30 blocks and is the third largest oil field on the Gulf of Mexico shelf, having produced in excess of 749 million BOE since first production.  The field, is located 21 miles offshore of Grand Isle, Louisiana in approximately 45 feet of water.