Anadarko_achieves_first_oil_HeidelbergOffshore staff

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has started oil production from the ultra-deepwater Heidelberg field development in Green Canyon block 859 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Heidelberg is located in 5,300 ft (1,615 m) of water and has 200-400 MMbbl of recoverable resources.

Development consists of a truss spar with a capacity of more than 80,000 b/d of oil and 2.3 MMcm/d (81 MMcf/d) of natural gas, six production wells, two drill centers, dual looped 8-in. flowlines, and 16-in. oil and gas export lines.

According to the operator, the Heidelberg truss spar is 605 ft (184 m) in length, 110 ft (33.5 m) in diameter, a topsides operating weight of 16,000 tons, and a hull weight of 23,000 tons.

This is Anadarko’s second major truss spar development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in the last two years. Anadarko holds 31.5% along with partners Cobalt (9.375%), Eni (12.5%), ExxonMobil (9.375%), Freeport McMoran (12.5%), Marubeni (12.75%), and Statoil (12.0%).