Thunder Horse is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in the US and is operated by BP 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 822, Mississippi Canyon 821, and Mississippi Canyon 778, with water depth of 6,327 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Thunder Horse, namely the Thunder Horse Shallow. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BP and Exxon Mobil.

Production from Thunder Horse

The Thunder Horse conventional oil field recovered 74.13% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2009. The peak production was approximately 115.06 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 91.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2051.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 124.45 Mmboe, comprised of 117.09 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 44.20 bcf of natural gas reserves. Thunder Horse conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.03% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Thunder Horse conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Thunder Horse project as follows.

Other Contractors: Baker Hughes and Valaris

About BP Exploration & Production

BP Exploration & Production Inc is a company engaged in oil and gas exploration & production.

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