Gotcha is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in the US and is operated by Shell Offshore. The field is located in block Alaminos Canyon 856, with water depth of 8,037 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, BP and Chevron.

Production from Gotcha

The Gotcha conventional oil field recovered 33.84% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2022. The peak production was approximately 5.95 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 8 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2050.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 33.64 Mmboe, comprised of 27.21 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 38.55 bcf of natural gas reserves. Gotcha conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.01% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About Shell Offshore

Shell Offshore Inc (Shell Offshore) an oil and gas company which offers the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.


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