LONDON -- The Thunder Horse project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to be on stream by the end of the year, according to BP. Commissioning of the field's semisubmersible floating production platform is under way, with early production from the first well in Thunder Horse South, the company says.
Additional wells from Thunder Horse South will be brought on stream through the end of the year, with Thunder Horse North scheduled to start up in the second half of 2009.
In other deepwater news, Chevron says mooring of theBlind Faith semisubmersible is complete and commissioning is under way. First production is expected in the second half of this year.
Chevron also reports that installation of theTahiti spar's hull is complete, work on the associated flowlines, risers, and topsides are near complete, with first oil expected in 3Q 2009.
Meanwhile, Helix Energy Solutions says first production from the Phoenix field has been pushed back due to delay of the conversion of the anchor platform -Helix Producer I. Conversion of HPI is expected to be completed during 2Q 2009 for first production in July.