The Tornado Field is a Pliocene oil discovery made by DGE III in 2016 in Green Canyon 281. The discovery well was drilled in a down dip position and encountered 291 TVD feet of high quality oil pay. Subsequently the well was sidetracked to an up dip take point and found 281 TVT net feet of oil pay. The well was completed and tied back to the nearby Helix Producer-1. Production commenced in October 2016 at a rate of 15,000 BOPD. A development well will be drilled in the second half of 2017.
- Area: Green Canyon Blocks 280/281
- Operator: Talos Energy
- Water Depth: 2760′
- Working Interest: 35% (DGE III)
- Spud Date: December 2015