BP Starts Production at Thunder Horse Expansion Project in Gulf of Mexico

Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 completes the program of five major project start-ups planned by BP for 2021.

Hart Energy Staff
BP Starts Production at Thunder Horse Expansion Project in Gulf of Mexico

BP continues growth in Gulf of Mexico with start-up of Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2. (Source: BP Plc)

BP Plc on Sept. 28 announced the safe and successful startup of its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project expected to increase output at one of the largest fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

“This has been a pivotal year for our Gulf of Mexico business as we continue to start up new projects,” Starlee Sykes, bp senior vice president, Gulf of Mexico and Canada, commented in a company release. “Bringing high-margin, resilient barrels online in basins we know best is central to BP’s strategy.”

Located 150 miles southeast of New Orleans on Mississippi Canyon block 822, Thunder Horse is BP’s largest production and drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It is designed to process up to 250,000 barrels of oil and 200 MMcf of natural gas per day.

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