The BP-operated project features a new subsea production system for eight wells tied into the Atlantis semisubmersible production platform. The development is 150 mi (241 km) south of New Orleans and in more than 7,000 ft (2,134 ft) of water. The new wells are expected to boost production at the platform by an estimated 38,000 boe/d.
BHP holds 44% interest in the project that achieved first production ahead of schedule and on budget.
The Bass Strait West Barracouta project is on schedule and budget, and is expected to achieve first production in the 2021 calendar year.
Offshore Trinidad and Tobago, the company’s Ruby project is 39% complete and on schedule and budget.
In August, the drillship Deepwater Invictus spudded the Broadside-1 exploration well in block 3 off Trinidad. Water depth is 6,624 ft (2,019 m).