Rampart Deep well spud as Stone Energy axes more jobs

U.S. oil company Stone Energy has informed that drilling operations on the Rampart Deep Prospect in Mississippi Canyon Block 116, in the Gulf of Mexico, were initiated on June 3. 

The Stone generated prospect will be drilled and operated by Deep Gulf Energy III and, if successful, it is expected to be tied back to Stone’s 100% owned Pompano platform, Stone said on Friday.

The prospect, which targets the Miocene interval, is located nine miles from the Pompano platform and is estimated to take two months to drill.

After a sell down of a portion of its position, Stone holds a 40% working interest in the well and received leasehold and other reimbursable costs. Additional working interest owners are Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC with 30% and entities managed by Ridgewood Energy Corporation (including Riverstone Holdings, LLC and its portfolio company ILX Holdings III, LLC) with 30%.

 

Job cuts

 

Recently, Stone implemented additional workforce reductions in order to “better align its employee base with current business needs.” The company expects this action to result in an approximate 25% decrease in salaries, general and administrative cash costs for the second half of 2017, translating into an expected quarterly cash SG&A outlay, before capitalization, of approximately $11 million to $12 million per quarter, excluding non-recurring and non-cash items. Stone projects an overall SG&A reduction of approximately 50% from 2016.

Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, James M. Trimble, stated, “The Rampart Deep well is an important step in Stone’s forward plans. A successful test of the Rampart Deep Prospect could lead to a multi-well development program, with a tie back to our Pompano platform further leveraging this facility.

“Partnering with Deep Gulf Energy and Ridgewood on this well reflects our renewed focus on efficient use of capital, and the reductions in SG&A reflect our continued commitment to manage our costs to better position Stone to be competitive in the current commodity price environment.”

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Shanghai Int Petrochemical and Offshore Oil & Gas and Chemical Industry Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2019

cippe Shanghai has attracts both domestic and overseas buyer groups, including Shell, Exxon Mobil, Total…

read more >

OIL & GAS PHILIPPINES 2019

Oil & Gas Philippines event display products like Oil & gas, fire protection systems and materials…

read more >

Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition 2019

The annual meeting once again proved to be a great success, gathering over 700 industry professionals…

read more >

08th OIL & GAS AFRICA 2019 CONFERENCE

OIL & GAS AFRICA is one of the most prime regional & international Oil and Gas conferences in East Africa…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply