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Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko is among the largest operators in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico with exploration opportunities, discoveries, large-scale developments and producing fields.

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Deepwater Exploration

Anadarko’s expertise and focused pursuit of large exploration targets in the Gulf of Mexico have made us one of the industry’s safest and most successful deepwater explorers. 

The company’s experience dates all the way back to 1947, when it became the first to drill a well out of sight of land at the Kermac 16. Almost 70 years later, Anadarko began oil production from its largest spar floating production facility to date: Lucius. Anadarko made the Lucius discovery in 2009; it is one of more than 30 fields discovered by Anadarko in the Gulf.

Shenandoah Basin Success

Anadarko’s Shenandoah discovery is emerging as one of the largest discoveries in the company’s history. The Shenandoah-2 appraisal well encountered more than 1,000 net feet of oil pay in multiple high-quality, Lower Tertiary reservoirs. The company is continuing to evaluate this potentially giant find, along with adjacent success at the Yucatan discovery.

Live Safe LogoAt work or away from the job site, Anadarko's Gulf of Mexico operations team views safety as a top priority. Anadarko employees and contractors promote a culture of safety by following the LiveSAFE program.

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Find exciting Gulf of Mexico job opportunities with Anadarko’s deepwater exploration team.

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“We believe we have some of the industry’s most experienced oil finders at Anadarko, and our deepwater Gulf of Mexico team continues to make significant discoveries that will serve as valuable domestic sources of energy for years to come.”

— Ernie Leyendecker
Senior Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Exploration 

Health, Safety & Environment

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Public health and employee safety are our top priorities in planning for every scenario.

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Pathway to Excellence

Pathway to Excellence

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