HOUSTON – Shell has reported the start of production at its PowerNap field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, with an estimated peak production of 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
Shell discovered the PowerNap field back in 2014. The field is located in the south-central Mississippi Canyon area approximately 240 kilometers (~150 miles) from New Orleans in about 1,280 meters (~4,200 feet) of water.
PowerNap is a subsea tieback to the Shell operated Olympus TLP, with three production wells produced through a single insulated 19-mile flowline and high-pressure gas lift capability. PowerNap production will be transported to market on the Mars pipeline, which is operated by Shell Pipeline Company LP and co-owned by Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (71.5%) and BP Midstream Partners LP (28.5%).