BP Ramps Up Production at Thunder Horse

Production at the BP-operated Thunder Horse platform has reached 260,000 bopd. According to a report from Dow Jones Newswires, BP's head of exploration and production Andy Inglis said that the northern section of the Thunder Horse field has come on-stream.Additionally, Dow Jones reports that the production capacity on the Thunder Horse platform is now 280,000 bopd, which is 30,000 bopd more than originally announced.

Located in the Gulf of Mexico on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 882 in more than 6,000 feet of water, Thunder Horse oil and gas field is owned by BP with 75% interest and ExxonMobil with 25% interest.

Field development for Thunder Horse includes a massive subsea development tied to the world's largest semisubmersible production facility. Production commenced on the field in June 2008, with production expected to ramp up through 2009.