Thunder Horse South Expansion 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 and Mississippi Canyon 778, with water depth of 6,327 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BP and Exxon Mobil.

Production from Thunder Horse South Expansion

The Thunder Horse South Expansion conventional oil field recovered 27.70% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2020. The peak production was approximately 44.11 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 29 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 117 Mmboe, comprised of 101.06 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 95.65 bcf of natural gas reserves. Thunder Horse South Expansion conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.03% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About BP Exploration & Production

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


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