El Paso Corp. said it placed its West Cameron 75 and 62 new-field discoveries online, adding 52 MMcfe/d (20 MMcfe/d net to El Paso’s interest) to the market. The fields are located about 12 miles offshore of Cameron, LA, in 32 feet of water.

“Bringing West Cameron 75 and 62 online is an important step in achieving our 2006 production guidance of 825-850 MMcfe/d,” said Lisa Stewart, president of El Paso Exploration & Production. “In addition to the contribution from these two important discoveries, we have six Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and south Louisiana discoveries that will begin flowing over the course of the year, and we will begin drilling 14 additional GOM and south Louisiana wells by year end.

“We also have an extensive GOM workover program plus 24 MMcfe/d of hurricane shut in volumes that we expect to recover before year end,” she said. “These activities, along with a steady increase in volumes from our onshore drilling program, and performance that is ahead of plan for our Texas Gulf Coast and International groups, position our program to achieve significant production growth over the balance of the year.”

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