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ATP (ATPG) Delivers Production Success From Third Well at Telemark Hub

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (NASDAQ:ATPG) today announced first oil production at its Mississippi Canyon (“MC”) Block 941 A-2 (#4) well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The MC Block 941 A-2 well is located on the Mirage Field and is the third well brought on production at the Telemark Hub location utilizing the ATP Titan floating drilling and production platform. The well delivered on ATP’s original expectations with an initial rate exceeding 7,000 Boe per day. When drilled, the A-2 well encountered four Miocene sands that are approximately 500 feet structurally higher than the same sands in the MC 941 A-1 well. The A-2 well is completed at a measured depth of 17,600 feet in the C and D sands. All permits to immediately begin drilling the fourth well, MC 942 #2, have been approved with production projected later this year. Company-wide production now exceeds 31,000 Boe per day.

“Bringing the third Telemark Hub well to first production again demonstrates ATP’s technical expertise and safe operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” said T. Paul Bulmahn, ATP Chairman and CEO. “We have finally realized the planned material production revenue of this well that has been much anticipated for 16 months. This well was already drilled to 12,000 feet and cased prior to the Macondo spill and became subject to the moratorium. The greater-than-a-billion-dollar investment at Telemark reflects ATP’s continuing commitment to develop America’s energy resources.”

ATP operates the deepwater Telemark Hub in approximately 4,000 feet of water with a 100% working interest and holds a 100% ownership in ATP Titan LLC which owns the ATP Titan and associated pipelines and infrastructure.

About ATP Oil & Gas Corporation

ATP Oil & Gas is an international offshore oil and gas development and production company focused in the Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea and North Sea. The company trades publicly as ATPG on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. For more information about ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, visit www.atpog.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements included in this news release are “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ATP cautions that assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions, or beliefs about future events may, and often do, vary from actual results and the differences can be material. Some of the key factors which could cause actual results to vary from those ATP expects include changes in natural gas and oil prices, the timing of planned capital expenditures, availability of acquisitions, uncertainties in estimating proved reserves and forecasting production results, operational factors affecting the commencement or maintenance of producing wells, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as the company’s ability to access them, and uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting ATP’s business. More information about the risks and uncertainties relating to ATP’s forward-looking statements is found in the company’s SEC filings.

SOURCE: ATP Oil & Gas Corporation

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Houston
T. Paul Bulmahn, 713-622-3311
Chairman and CEO
or
Albert L. Reese Jr., 713-622-3311
Chief Financial Officer
www.atpog.com
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 Uncategorized
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