Debottlenecking to increase production from Neptune spar

Guntis Moritis Production Editor During this month, Oryx Energy Co. plans to remove a number of bottlenecks on its Neptune spar floating production facility, increasing oil throughput capacity by several thousand barrels of oil per day. Oryx currently produces about 26,000 bo/d, 22 MMcfd, and 400 bw/d from seven flowing and gas lift wells, with the highest recorded day rate being 26,500 bo/d. The oil rates are above the 25,000 bo/d and 30,000 MMscfd name-plate capacity of the facility. Oil produced is a light, sweet crude with an API gravity that ranges from 25 to 35°. Production started in mid-March 1997. Oryx indicates that the debottlenecking will inc...

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