LONDON – BP has started production from the Galapagos development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Initial start up began on June 3, and full ramp up of the project is expected around the end of June.
Galapagos is a joint development of the Isabela, Santiago, and Santa Cruz fields tied back to the Na Kika host facility. The BP-operated platform is located about 140 mi (225 km) southeast of New Orleans, in 6,500 ft (1,981) of water.
BP’s overall interest in the three-block area is about 56%. Noble Energy, Red Willow Offshore, and Houston Energy, L.P., are co-owners. BP is the operator of the Isabela field, while Noble Energy operates the Santiago and Santa Cruz fields.
James Dupree, regional president of BP’s U.S. Gulf of Mexico business, said: “The Galapagos development marks another significant step forward for BP in the Gulf of Mexico, and reflects the potential we continue to see in this world-class basin, now and in the future.”