Tobago is a producing heavy oil field located in ultra-deepwater in the US and is operated by Shell Offshore. The field is located in block Alaminos Canyon 859, with water depth of 9,627 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Offshore Oil, Chevron and Shell.

Production from Tobago

The Tobago heavy oil field recovered 73.91% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2013. The peak production was approximately 4.86 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 19 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2029.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 4.68 Mmboe, comprised of 3.27 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 8.49 bcf of natural gas reserves. Tobago heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.01% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

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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