BP Cranks Up Thunder Horse Expansion Project In GoM
The expansion project, which the company said was completed four months early and 15% under budget, is expected to increase production at the Thunder Horse Field by about 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) to reach more than 200,000 boe/d.
The tieback project involved adding a new subsea manifold and connecting two wells to existing flowlines about 3 km (2 miles) north of the Thunder Horse platform. The project marks the third major project in the last three years at the field. BP said a major water injection project was completed in 2016 to enhance oil production, and another expansion project last year boosted gross production at the field by more than 50,000 boe/d.