King Kong-Yosemite illustrates smaller deepwater development techniques

The King Kong-Yosemite deepwater development project in the Gulf of Mexico (Fig. 1) involved several technologies that companies can implement either to make smaller deepwater projects commercial or to optimize larger projects better. Click here to enlarge imageThis project is the first in the Gulf of Mexico to include subsea wet-gas allocation meters. It also includes cold processing and standard thermoplastic hoses for the umbilical and relies on conventional rather than remote downhole switching of producing zones.Mariner Energy Inc. and partners ENI Petroleum Co. Inc., and Noble Drilling Exploration Co. developed the fields.The fields, in 3,700 ft of water, are tied-back 15 miles to ...

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