Enbridge to build, operate oil pipeline lateral for Stampede development

Enbridge Inc., Calgary, reported it will build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corp., to an existing third-party pipeline system. The lateral pipeline is expected to cost $130 million and be operational in 2018, Enbridge said.

Enbridge Inc., Calgary, reported it will build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corp., to an existing third-party pipeline system. The lateral pipeline is expected to cost $130 million and be operational in 2018, Enbridge said.

The Stampede development was previously sanctioned by Hess and its project co-owners in October 2014 (OGJ Online, Oct. 29, 2014).

The 16-mile, 18-in. Stampede lateral will originate at Green Canyon Block 468 in 3,500 ft of water about 220 miles southwest of New Orleans.

Enbridge’s offshore pipelines transport about 40% of the natural gas produced in the deepwater gulf and 45% of gas from the ultradeep water. The company’s offshore assets include interests in 11 gas gathering and transmission pipelines and one crude oil pipeline in four major pipeline corridors offshore Louisiana and Mississippi.

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