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Canyon Express Gas Field

Name

Canyon Express

Operator

Elf Exploration Inc

Location

Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico

Start-up

October 2002

Distance form land

120 miles south-east of New Orleans

Operator

TotalFina Elf (50%)

Partners

Mariner Energy (25%)

Water depth

2165m

Wells

four

King’s Peak

Block

Desoto Canyon 177 and 133, Mississippi Canyon 173 and 217

Operator

BP

Water depth

1,890m

Wells

four

Camden Hills

 

Location

Mississippi Canyon 348

Operator

Marathon (50.03%)

Partners

Total Exploration (16.67%) and Pioneer Natural Resources (33.3%)

Water Depth

2,195m

Wells

two

Canyon Exporess Equity

 

Operator

Elf Exploration

Equity

Aconcagua owners (45%), BP (35%), Camden Hills owners (20%)

Platform

Canyon Station

Location

Main Pass area

 

55 miles north of Camden Hills

Block

Block MP 261

Water depth

299ft

Owner/Opertor

Williams

Methanol processing

1,900 barrels per day of methanol

Pipelines

Main contractor

Saibos

Contract

US$30m

In-line sleds

11

Pipelines

Dual 12-inch pipelines.

Capacity

up to 500 million cubic feet per day

Umbilicals

Contractor

Kvaerner

Contract

$28 million

Distance

62 miles of steel tube umbilicals

Longest continual length

45 miles

Peak gas production

500 MMscfd
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