April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4

Features

Four Deepwater Platforms Readied For Gulf Of Mexico Operations

With federal Gulf of Mexico production projected to increase in 2014, averaging 1.45 MMbpd, operators are readying four deepwater facilities for installation in the area to develop reserves in challenging areas. Chevron’s Jack/St. Malo Semi-submersible Chevron’s semi-submersible drilling and production platform is being readied for development of the Jack/St. Malo fields, located within 25 miles of each other 280 miles south of New Orleans in water depth of 7,000 feet. The initial development project will require an investment of $7.5 billion. It will be comprised of three subsea centers tied back to a hub production facility with a capacity of 170,000 of oil and 42.

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