BP Fires Up Thunder Horse Expansion

BP Fires Up Thunder Horse Expansion

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24 January 2017

The Thunder Horse South Expansion project, in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, has started up 11 months ahead of schedule, supermajor BP announced today (23 January).

The project is expected to boost production at the facility by an estimated 50,000 gross boe/d, further boosting output. BP achieved this with the installation of a new subsea production system, 2mi south of the existing Thunder Horse platform. The system is a collection point for wells connected to the Thunder Horse platform by two 11,000ft flowlines installed on the seabed in late 2016, BP said.

"Thunder Horse South Expansion along with our recent approval of the US$9 billion Mad Dog Phase 2 platform demonstrates that the US Gulf of Mexico remains a key part of our global portfolio today and for many years to come, said BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley.

more [source: Offshore Engineer]