Natural gas transportation firm Williams has signed an agreement with Chevron and Total to provide offshore natural gas transportation services to Anchor field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Anchor oil and gas field is jointly owned by Chevron USA (62.86%, operator) and Total E&P USA (37.14%).

It is located at a water depth of 1,524m in the Green Canyon area, approximately 140 miles offshore Louisiana, in the US Gulf of Mexico.

According to Williams, Chevron intends to drill several wells and construct a floating production platform that is capable of handling the natural gas and oil production from the Anchor development.

The gas transportation firm will transport Anchor’s natural gas production to the Discovery system, which is operated by Williams.

Williams noted that the new rich natural gas will be transported to Discovery’s processing plant in Larose, Louisiana.

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The natural gas liquids will be then fractionated and marketed at Discovery’s Paradis plant in Louisiana.

Williams chief operating officer Micheal Dunn said: “We are extremely well-positioned in the Gulf of Mexico, with asset synergies that are second to none in this active region, and we’re pleased to leverage and expand our existing infrastructure to serve the growing needs of deep-water producers.

“Discovery offers producers the full suite of midstream natural gas services to maximize value for its customers, who partner with Williams to help them complete their value chain by safely gathering, processing and delivering the energy that fuels our nation and drives a clean energy economy.”

Anchor is expected to be operational in 2024.

Last July, Williams acquired and commissioned the Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system, which was constructed by Shell Offshore and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore U.S.A.