Whale is a conventional oil development located in ultra-deepwater in the US and is operated by Shell Offshore. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Whale was discovered in 2017, lies in block Alaminos Canyon 772 and Alaminos Canyon 773, with water depth of around 9,099 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2021. The Whale conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 15 wells and includes FPU.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Chevron and Shell.

Production from Whale

Production from the Whale conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 85,522 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 70 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2073.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 575.45 Mmboe, comprised of 506.70 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 412.51 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Whale conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Whale project as follows.

Main EPC: McDermott International

EPC Contractors: Worley and Sembcorp Marine Rigs and Floaters

Other Contractors: Koil Energy Solutions, Freudenberg, Gate, Oliver Valves and GMC Inspection Services

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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