Stampede comes on stream in Gulf of Mexico

Stampede, a Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil and gas development, has come onstream, said CNOOC Ltd. whose subsidiary Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA is a partner. Hess Corp. operates Stampede, which is 185 km south of Fourchon, La., in about 1,066 m of water with a reservoir depth of 9,100 m.

Stampede, a Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil and gas development, has come onstream, said CNOOC Ltd. whose subsidiary Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA is a partner. Hess Corp. operates Stampede, which is 185 km south of Fourchon, La., in about 1,066 m of water with a reservoir depth of 9,100 m.

"Three production wells are currently completed, and production is expected to ramp up through 2018," CNOOC Ltd. said. Partners include Union Oil Co. of California, a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC, and Nexen.

Nexen, Chevron, Statoil, and Hess each have a 25% working interest.

The Stampede tension-leg platform is designed for a processing capacity of 80,000 b/d of oil, 40 MMscfd, and 100,000 b/d of water injection.

Current development plans call for six subsea production wells and four water injection wells tied back to the TLP. Three production wells are currently completed, and production is expected to ramp up through 2018.

Stampede involves development of the Pony and Knotty Head deepwater fields on Green Canyon Blocks 468, 511, and 512.

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