Lucius enters production in the ultra-deepwater GoM
Petrobras has started production at the Lucius field in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The field, which includes portions of the Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918, and 919, is around 236 mi (380 km) southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, in water depths of 7,086 ft (2,160 m).
Lucius was developed with six subsea wells tied back to atruss spar floating production unit (FPU), a cylindrical-shaped vertical platform connected to the shore via dedicated oil and gas pipelines. The FPU has the capacity to process up to 80,000 b/d and 450 MMcf/d (12.7 MMcm/d) of natural gas.
It marks Petrobras’ fourth ultra-deepwater field in production in theGulf of Mexico. It also marks first oil from a spar platform for the company.
The operator is Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Petrobras is one of seven partners in Lucius, with 11.5% interest.
The Lucius field was discovered in November 2009 and the subsequent development project was sanctioned in late 2011.