BP Gives Mad Dog 2 Floating Production Unit New Name

BP has selected Argos as the name of the new floating production unit for the $9 billion Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

The name is a reference to Odysseus’ loyal dog from “The Odyssey” and a nod to the Mad Dog spar, an existing production facility operated by BP about six nautical miles away from the Argos site, BP said Nov. 27 in a news release.

The platform, which will be the first for BP in the GoM since 2008, is capable of producing up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day through a subsea production system from up to 14 production wells and eight water injection wells, BP said in the release.