Nearly Headless Nick is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-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 Mississippi Canyon 387, with water depth of 6,592 feet. Buy the profile here.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BP, Crux1, Kosmos Energy, Murphy Oil, Ridgewood Energy and Talos Energy.

Production from Nearly Headless Nick

The Nearly Headless Nick conventional oil field recovered 62.26% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2020. The peak production was approximately 2.98 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 2.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2026.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1.70 Mmboe, comprised of 1.59 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 0.69 bcf of natural gas reserves.

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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