Helix Energy provides FPU for BP oil spill in gulf

BP Exploration & Production Co. entered a contract with Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. for the Helix Producer I, a floating production unit, to assist in BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill response operations. The contract is for a minimum of 60 days.The 528-ft Helix Producer, which has a processing capacity of 45,000 b/d, will be part of BP's containment plan to capture and process oil and gas from the runaway Macondo well and to offload oil and gas to a tanker, probably the Toisa Pisces, BP has said.Because of the BP contract for the Helix Producer, production from Helix's Phoenix deepwater oil field will be deferred. Helix said income from the BP contract will offset the financial im...

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