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Chevron starts oil production from Blind Faith field

By OGJ editors
HOSUTON, Nov. 13 -- Chevron Corp. reported oil production started from its Blind Faith field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Initial production is 30,000 b/d and 30 MMcfd of natural gas. Daily production is expected to ramp up to 65,000 b/d of oil and 55 MMcfd of gas in 3 months.

Blind Faith, Chevron's deepest offshore production, is in 6,500 ft of water and 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. It has subsea systems in 7,000 ft of water in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 695 and 696.

The Blind Faith discovery well was drilled in June 2001. Chevron owns 75% interest and operates Blind Faith, having acquired its stake from BP PLC (OGJ, Nov. 24, 2003, p. 46). Anadarko Petroleum Corp. holds 25% interest in the project.

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