Offshore Field Development Projects
Pompano Pompano
Operator:Stone Energy
Water Depth:393 m / 1,297 ft
Region:N. America - US GOM
Country:US
Last Updated:Dec 4, 2014    (view update history)
Project Description
Located in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the Pompano field development project has proved productive for more than 15 years. One of the first deepwater projects in the Gulf, Pompano is being used as a production hub for area fields.

Situated on Viosca Knoll 989, Pompano was discovered on May 1, 1981. Stone Energy serves as the operator of Pompano with 100% interest.

Field Development

Pompano was developed using a four-leg, 12-pile fixed production platform. Located in 1,300 feet (396 meters) of water, the Pompano platform consists of a jacket and deck with processing and drilling facilities. One of the largest fixed structures in the Gulf of Mexico, the Pompano platform was used to drill some 40 wells, of which, 25 are still ...
Located in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the Pompano field development project has proved productive for more than 15 years. One of the first deepwater projects in the Gulf, Pompano is being used as a production hub for area fields.

Situated on Viosca Knoll 989, Pompano was discovered on May 1, 1981. Stone Energy serves as the operator of Pompano with 100% interest.

Field Development

Pompano was developed using a four-leg, 12-pile fixed production platform. Located in 1,300 feet (396 meters) of water, the Pompano platform consists of a jacket and deck with processing and drilling facilities. One of the largest fixed structures in the Gulf of Mexico, the Pompano platform was used to drill some 40 wells, of which, 25 are still in production.

In February 1992, J. Ray McDermott was awarded the FEED design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of the production platform. The 38,000-ton (34,473-tonne) jacket was completed in July 1994, and the deck was completed the next month. Marine installation took place in August 1994.

Commencing production in October 1994, Pompano reached a plateau production of 60,000 bopd and 90 MMcf/d (2.5 MMcm/d) of gas.

Subsequent Development

In an effort to maintain production rates over the years, project partners have employed workover programs, gas-lift systems and electric submersible pumps on the field.

Located 5 miles (8 kilometers) away in 2,000 feet (610 meters) of water, an additional 10-well subsea template was added to the Pompano field (on Mississippi Canyon Block 28) and tied-back to the Pompano production facility.

In May 1994, J. Ray McDermott was awarded the contract for the tie-back addition. Completed in April 1996, the work scope included the FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of the pipeline and umbilical linked to the Pompano platform.

In order to accommodate the added gas volumes, the platform added a processing unit and replaced its controls with a new automated central control room. Udelhoven International was chosen to provide project coordination of the upgrades, including a new control room and flare boom, as well as some electrical modifications, with work starting in 2001. Additionally, a new fire and gas system was installed in 2004.

In December 2008, Worley Parsons was named the engineering and project management services provider for the facilities. A four-year agreement, the contract includes brownfield topsides modifications and topsides work connected to tie-backs.

Mica

Although considered a brownfield development, the Pompano facility acts as a production hub to nearby fields.

Located on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 167 and 211 in 4,350 feet (1,326 meters) of water, Mica is approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of Mobile Bay. Holding an estimated 100 MMboe in recoverable reserves, Mica was one of the GOM's first fields to be developed with reservoirs located entirely below a layer of salt. A 1997 gas-production test set an industry record for its water depth of 4,247 feet (1,295 meters).

ExxonMobil serves as operator of Mica with 50% interest, and Stone Energy holds the remaining 50%.

Situated 29 miles (47 kilometers) northwest of the Pompano facility, Mica was developed as a satellite field to existing Pompano facilities. In a $330 million project, the Mica subsea template accommodates four subsea wells that are tied via flowlines to the Pompano production platform. Developed in two phases by FMC Technologies, production was first achieved through two production wells. Two additional production wells were later tied-in to the subsea development.

The subsea development included two 29-mile (47-kilometer) flowlines: one for oil and the other for gas. Intec Engineering provided engineering for the production flowlines, including the preliminary and detailed engineering from the manifold to the risers.

Commencing production on August 17, 2001, Mica has a plateau production of 150 MMcf/d (4.2 MMcm/d) and 15,000 bopd. The field's length of tie-back and water depth set a world record for deepwater subsea development at the time.

MC 72

Additionally, LLOG Exploration developed a discovery through the Pompano facility. Located in Mississippi Canyon 72, the MC 72 #1 discovery well drilled by the Ocean America semisub penetrated a gas-filled sand column measuring more than 100 feet (30 meters) in January 2008.

LLOG awarded FMC Technologies the development contract. The work scope for FMC includes the fabrication and installation of the subsea production system, engineering and life-of-field services on the field.

Future Tie-Back Opportunities

Additionally, future exploration programs nearby may help to boost Pompano production through satellite subsea tie-backs. Project partners report that they receive regular inquiries into the potential of producing third-party fields.
Activities
Status Updates
Stone Energy's Cardona Development Commences Initial Production
Type: Production Start

Dec. 2014 - Stone Energy reported the initial start of production operations at its Cardona field in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Wells 4 and 5 were placed on stream and are being monitored while flow rates are ramped up over a 4-week period. Gross combined rates of 12,000 boepd are expected during the initial period. Both wells are flowing the 100% Stone-owned Pompano platform at Viosca Knoll Block 989. Subsea facilities at Cardona have been designed to allow the tie-in of 2 additional wells that are scheduled to be drilled in 2015. Cardona interest holders consist of Stone Energy (65%) and Hunt Oil (35%).

Stone Energy Acquires Additional Shares in Pompano
Type: Status Update

May. 2012 - Stone Energy will purchase Anadarko's working interests in the Pompano field for $67 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Stone Energy will acquire Anadarko's 25% working interest in the five-block deepwater Pompano field, 22% in Block 29, and 10% in portions of Block 72 of the Mississippi Canyon.

Stone Energy Announces Plans for Pompano Field
Type: Status Update

Feb. 2012 - Stone Energy announced its three-year plan for the Pompano field in the GOM, which entails several workover/recompletion projects during 2012, followed by a platform drilling program projected for 2013. Additionally, the three-year plan calls for a drilling program utilizing a floating drilling rig to commence in 2014/2015. The deepwater field commenced production in 1996.

Stone Energy to Acquire BP's share in Pompano
Type: Acreage Acquisition

Nov. 2011 - Stone Energy has signed a definitive agreement with BP to acquire the company‚Äôs 75 percent operated working interest in the Pompano field; a 51 percent operated working interest in the adjacent Mississippi Canyon Block 29; and a 50 percent non-operated working interest in the Mica field, which ties-back to the Pompano field. The Pompano platform is a four-leg, 12-pile fixed structure situated in 1,300 feet of water with 23 producing wells, and a production capacity of 60,000 bopd and 135 MMcf/d. The acquisition is subject to preferential rights, due diligence and other customary closing conditions. The deal should close by early 2012. Pompano is located on Viosca Knoll 989 block in 1,299 feet (396 meters) of water.

LLOG Submits DOCD for Mississippi Canyon 72
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2008 - LLOG has submitted an Development Operations Coordination Document (DOCD) to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) for Mississippi Canyon 72. LLOG proposes to commence production from Subsea Well No. 2 at MC 72. LLOG is the operator and holds a 60% interest in the field. Other partners in the field are Nexen (30%) and Anadarko (10%).

FMC, LLOG Exploration Sign Multi-Year GOM Alliance Agreement
Type: Contract Award

Apr. 2008 - FMC Technologies has signed a multi-year alliance agreement with LLOG Exploration for pending oilfield development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the agreement, FMC will manufacture and provide subsea production systems, eningeeing and life-of-field services for various offshore projects, including MC 72.

LLOG Claims 3 New Deepwater Discoveries
Type: New Discovery

Mar. 2008 - LLOG annouced a deepwater discovery at Mississippi Canyon 72. The MC 72 well penetrated over 100 feet of gross gas filled sand. Plans are to complete this well, and tie it back to the Pompano platform.

ExxonMobil's Mica Project Starts Ahead of Schedule
Type: Production Start

Aug. 2001 - Exxon Mobil announced that production started nearly three months ahead of schedule from the Mica subsea development project in the GOM. The project is tied-back to the Pompano platform 29 miles away.

Pompano Production Platform
Producing - 1995 to -

Mica
Producing - Aug 17, 2001 to -

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that production has started nearly three months ahead of schedule from the Mica subsea development project in the Gulf of Mexico.The $330-million project, located in 4,350 feet of water, is tied back to the Pompano platform 29 miles northwest of the development. Mica's combination of tieback length and water depth sets a world record for deepwater subsea oil and gas production.

Under Development - Jun 2000 to Aug 2001

Discovery (Appraised) - Jun 1997 to Feb 2000

Appraisal Drilling - Mar 1997 to Jun 1997

Discovery (Drilled) - Apr 1990 to Mar 1997

Exploratory Drilling - Feb 1990 to Apr 1990

Disovery was made on MC 211.

MC 72
Producing - Sep 2013 to -

Under Development - Apr 16, 2008 to Aug 2013

With production start-up expected soon, LLOG awarded FMC Technologies the development contract. The work scope for FMC includes the fabrication and installation of the subsea production system, engineering and life-of-field services on the field.

Discovery (Drilled) - Jan 2008 to Apr 2008

Additionally, LLOG Exploration is planning to develop a recent discovery through the Pompano facility. Located in Mississippi Canyon 72, the MC 72 #1 discovery well drilled by the Ocean America semisub penetrated a gas-filled sand column measuring more than 100 feet (30 meters) in March 2008.

Exploratory Drilling - Dec 2007 to Jan 2008

Ocean America drilled MC72

Drilled (Status Unknown) - Dec 1991 to Dec 2007

No status entered because well was to prevent lease cancellation.

Exploratory Drilling - Dec 1991 to Dec 1991

A well was drilled to avoid lease cancellation.

Bright Spot - Jun 1986 to Dec 1991

Exxon originally acquired MC72 at the 4/30/1986 Central GOM Lease Sale #104 (Bid-928000.00)Lease expiration 5/31/1994.

Pompano
Producing - Apr 1996 to -

In May 1994, J. Ray McDermott was awarded the contract for the tie-back addition. Completed in April 1996, the work scope included the FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of the pipeline and umbilical linked to the Pompano platform.

Under Development - Oct 1994 to Apr 1996

Commencing production in October 1994, Pompano reached a plateau production of 60,000 bopd and 90 MMcf/d (2.5 MMcm/d) of gas. Located 5 miles (8 kilometers) away in 2,000 feet (610 meters) of water, an additional 10-well subsea template was added to the Pompano field (on Mississippi Canyon Block 28) and tied-back to the Pompano production facility.

Under Development - Feb 1992 to Sep 1994

Pompano was developed using a four-leg, 12-pile fixed production platform. Located in 1,300 feet (396 meters) of water, the Pompano platform consists of a jacket and deck with processing and drilling facilities.

Discovery (Drilled) - May 01, 1981 to May 02, 1981

Situated on Viosca Knoll 989, Pompano was discovered on May 1, 1981.

Update History
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Facility Updated Dec 04, 2014 17
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Facility Updated Sep 16, 2013 461
Field Updated Sep 16, 2013 461
Field Status Updated Sep 16, 2013 461
Field Status Added Sep 16, 2013 461
Field Updated May 10, 2012 955
Facility Updated May 10, 2012 955
Project Description Updated May 10, 2012 955
Activity Added May 10, 2012 955
Activity Added Feb 22, 2012 1033
Field Updated Feb 22, 2012 1033
Activity Added Nov 18, 2011 1129
Field Updated Nov 18, 2011 1129
Facility Updated Nov 18, 2011 1129
Project Description Updated Nov 18, 2011 1129
Project Description Updated Jul 21, 2011 1249
Project Description Updated Jun 23, 2011 1277
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Project Description Updated Feb 10, 2011 1410
Project Description Updated Sep 09, 2010 1564
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Facility Updated Feb 10, 2009 2140
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Activity Added Dec 31, 2008 2181
Project Description Added Nov 24, 2008 2218
Activity Added Apr 16, 2008 2440
Field Status Added Mar 26, 2008 2461
Activity Added Mar 18, 2008 2469
Facility Added Jan 09, 2008 2538
Field Added Jan 09, 2008 2538
Facility Status Added Jan 09, 2008 2538
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Activity Added Aug 17, 2001 4874

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Facility Name Pompano Production Platform
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Stone Energy
Current Status Producing since 1995
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 393 m / 1,297 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region US
 
Location Viosca Knoll 989
 
Field Name Mica
Discovery Date Apr 1990
Block Mississippi Canyon 167, 211
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Aug 2001
Water Depth 1,326 m / 4,376 ft
Field Name Pompano
Discovery Date May 1981
Block Viosca Knoll 989
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Apr 1996
Water Depth 396 m / 1,307 ft
Field Name MC 72
Discovery Date Dec 1991
Block Mississippi Canyon 72
Reserve Type Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Sep 2013
Water Depth 614 m / 2,026 ft