Marathon starts Droshky oil flow in gulf

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 19
-- Oil production has started from Droshky field on Green Canyon Block 244 in the Gulf of Mexico 160 miles southwest of New Orleans, said Marathon Oil Corp., operator with 100% working interest.

Droshky’s initial development stage is expected to produce 35 million boe of the estimated 60 million boe net resource at a final development cost was less than $900 million. Marathon had booked 26 million boe of proved reserves at the end of 2009.

Future expansion of the project and ultimate recovery depends largely on well performance, Marathon said.

Droshky, an early 2007 discovery, is expected to produce 45,000 b/d of oil and 30 MMcfd of gas at its peak (OGJ, Apr. 16, 2007, Newsletter).

The field, in 3,000 ft of water, produces through four subsea development wells tied back through dual, 18-mile flowlines to the Bullwinkle platform.

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