New exploratory drilling


  • Anonymous


A permit to conduct direct exploratory drilling on a lease off the southern United States on the outer continental shelf (OCS) has been approved by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

The exploratory well, to be drilled by Tenneco Oil Company, marks the first such drilling on leases in this area of the OCS, although other companies (Getty, Transco, and Exxon) have submitted plans to the USGS to drill on leases there.