Mariner Ups Production in GOM's Bass Lite Deepwater Field

Mariner Energy, Inc. has completed the primary production system for its Bass Lite deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico. The completed system allows production of up to 130 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) from the two wells at Bass Lite, up from previous early production levels of 70-75 MMcf/d. Current daily production from the field is 118 MMcf/d.

Bass Lite, located in Atwater Valley Block 426 in water depths of approximately 6,750 feet, commenced operation in February 2008 from an early production system that allowed a single well to produce while construction of the primary production system was completed. Natural gas is produced from Bass Lite via a 56-mile subsea tieback to the Devils Tower Spar located on Mississippi Canyon Block 773.

Mariner is the Operator at Bass Lite and holds a 42.2% working interest in the field. Other working interest owners in the field include EOG Resources, Inc., Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group; Deep Gulf Energy LP, and Eni.