Front Runner is a producing heavy oil field located in deepwater in the US and is operated by Murphy Exploration & Production. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Green Canyon 339, Green Canyon 382, and Green Canyon 338, with water depth of 3,350 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Front Runner, namely the Front Runner Development Phase 2. This project is currently in the feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni, Murphy Oil and Petroleo Brasileiro.

Production from Front Runner

The Front Runner heavy oil field recovered 82.71% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2005. The peak production was approximately 22.79 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 21.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2046.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 11.39 Mmboe, comprised of 10.13 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 7.52 bcf of natural gas reserves. Front Runner heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.03% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Front Runner heavy oil field

The key contractors involved in the Front Runner project as follows.

Other Contractors: OffshoreTech

About Murphy Exploration & Production

Murphy Exploration & Production Company is engaged in in crude oil and natural gas exploration and production. it operates as subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation.

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