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Early Kicks Off Leads to Huge Saving by BP

2017-01-29 | 10pm

BP Plc has made significant announcement regarding the starting up of Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project has been started 11 months ahead of schedule which leads to  astounding savings of  $150m . This project is expected to improve the production at the facility by approximately 50,000 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day. This will certainly enhance the output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico. There will be addition of a new  subsea production system at the Thunder Horse South Expansion project which adds almost two miles to the south of the existing Thunder Horse platform. This system is a collection point for wells that are connected to the Thunder Horse platform with two 11,000-foot flowlines that are installed on the seabed during the latter part of year 2016. The first new well for the project has tapped into the highest amount of hydrocarbon that has sand which has been seen to date at the Thunder Horse field. This is followed by the drilling results that confirm more than 500 feet of net pay. Although, it was planned for the year 2017, but it was brought online on December 8, 2016. The project finely demonstrates consistent momentum for BP in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. On the other hand, the company started up a major water-injection project at Thunder Horse and approved the $9 billion Mad Dog Phase 2 project last year which is estimated to come online in late 2021. .