Murphy starts producing Thunder Hawk field

By OGJ editors
-- Murphy Oil Corp. has started producing oil and associated gas from Thunder Hawk field on Mississippi Canyon Block 734 in the Gulf of Mexico. The field lies in more than 5,700 ft of water, about 145 miles southeast of New Orleans.

The facilities on the semisubmersible floating production unit have a capacity to handle 45,000 bo/d and 70 MMscfd of gas.

Initial production is from three subsea completed wells tied back with flowlines to the semisubmersible.

Operator Murphy has a 37.5% interest in Thunder Hawk. Partners are Eni Petroleum US LLC 25%, Statoil Hydro USA E&P Inc. 25%, and Marubeni Oil & Gas USA Inc. 12.5%.

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