Independence Hub Reaches 1 Bcf/d, and Then Some

In July 2007, Anadarko set lofty end-of-year goals for production levels of the record-setting Independence Hub project, expected a capacity output of 1 Bcf/d. On Dec. 31, Anadarko confirmed those goals have been met many times over.

"We have reached our goal of 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day on several occasions," said Anadarko Senior Public Affairs Representative Paula Beasley. "We are consistently producing over 900 million cubic feet of gas per day."

Located in 8,000 feet of water on Mississippi Canyon block 920, approximately 123 miles southeast of Biloxi, Miss., the Independence Hub is the deepest production platform ever installed and also is the world's largest offshore natural gas processing facility.

The Independence Hub is a 105-foot, deep-draft, semi-submersible platform with a two-level production deck. The natural gas processed through the Hub when operating at full capacity represents an increase of more than 10 percent in supplies from the Gulf of Mexico.

Beasley added that Anadarko expects Independence Hub to maintain high production levels with continued success in 2008.

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