Thunder Horse is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in the US and is operated by BP Exploration & Production. The field is located in block Mississippi Canyon 822, Mississippi Canyon 821, and Mississippi Canyon 778, with water depth of 5,742 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Thunder Horse, namely Thunder Horse Shallow. This project is currently in the feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Exxon Mobil and BP.

Production from Thunder Horse

The Thunder Horse conventional oil field recovered 68.77% 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 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 148.04 Mmboe, comprised of 138.56 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 56.89 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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