Gulf of Mexico Stampede Field Commences Production

CNOOC Limited announced Tuesday that the Stampede field, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, has commenced production.

The field has a processing capacity of approximately 80,000 barrels of oil per day, 40 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day, and 100,000 barrels of water injection capacity per day, according to CNOOC.

Although CNOOC didn’t mention current production levels at the development, the company stated that output was expected to ramp up through 2018. Under the current development scope, production facilities will consist of six subsea production wells and four water injection wells tied back to a Tension Leg Platform (TLP). Three production wells are currently completed.

The Stampede field is located approximately 115 miles south of Fourchon, Louisiana. It is positioned in approximately 1,066 meters of water, with a reservoir depth of 9,100 meters.

Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of CNOOC Limited, has a 25 percent working interest in Stampede. Hess Corporation, Union Oil Company of California, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC, each have a 25 percent working interest while Hess is the operator.


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