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The Sword field is located in the western Santa Barbara Channel approximately ten miles (16 km) west of Point Conception and five miles (8 km) south of the Point Arguello field (Fig. 1). Conoco, Inc. and its partners acquired the Sword leases in 1979 in POCS Sale #48. The water depths range from 1000 ft (300 m) at the north end of the field to 1800 ft (549 m) in the southern portion. Two wells have been drilled on the Unit and one other to north of the Unit boundary in Lease P-0320. The OCS P-0322 #1, drilled in 1982, was the discovery well for the field. The OCS P-0320 #2, drilled in 1985, was a successful delineation well. The OCS P-0320 #1 was drilled in 1983, off the Sword structure, on the south limb of the Point Arguello structure. Although hydrocarbons were tested from

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