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Longhorn gas field starts in Gulf of Mexico

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 3
-- Eni SPA has started production from Longhorn gas field in 2,500 ft of water on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 502/546 in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

The field is producing 200 MMscfd through four subsea wells connected to the Corral platform, previously called Crystal, on Mississippi Canyon Block 365, 20 miles to the northwest.

Corral is a conventional jacket structure in 620 ft of water. Eni operates the new field and the platform.

On the Corral platform, Eni has added production and compression equipment able to process 250 MMscfd of gas and 6,000 b/d of oil.

Longhorn was discovered in July 2006.

Eni holds a 75% working interest, and Nexen Inc. holds 25%.


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