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Chevron announces first oil from Big Foot

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Chevron has announced that their deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico, Big Foot, has achieved first oil, beginning crude oil and natural gas production this week. 
The Big Foot tension-leg platform in-situ in the Gulf of Mexico.
(The Big Foot tension-leg platform in-situ. Image via Chevron).

First discovered in 2006, the Big Foot field is located approximately 225 miles (360km) south of New Orleans in a water depth of approximately 5,200 feet. It is estimated that the field contains total recoverable resources of more than 200 million oil-equivalent barrels and has a projected production life of 35 years.

Operated in conjunction with co-owners Equinor Gulf of Mexico and Marubeni Oil & Gas, the Big Foot project centres on a 15-slot drilling and production tension-leg platform, the deepest of its kind in the world, which is designed for a capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil and 25 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

The project adds to Chevron’s deepwater portfolio, as reflected by this comment from Jeff Shellebarger, President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production:

“The Big Foot project strengthens Chevron’s deepwater portfolio and further demonstrates that the Gulf of Mexico is an integral part of our diverse global portfolio and long-term strategy. The project advances our interest in safely providing reliable, affordable energy to meet a growing global demand”.

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