Offshore Field Development Projects
Telemark Telemark
Operator:ATP
Water Depth:1,201 m / 3,963 ft
Region:N. America - US GOM
Country:US
Last Updated:Jul 9, 2012    (view update history)
Project Description
The Telemark project consists of a new platform, the ATP Titan, that serves as a production hub for three fields, Telemark, Mirage and Morgus, located in the Central Gulf of Mexico.

The development is being undertaken in two phases: Phase 1 consists of drilling and developing the Mirage and Morgus fields, and Phase 2 consists of drilling and developing the Telemark field.

Mirage/Morgus

Phase I of the project focuses on the northern part of the greater Telemark area, which includes the Mirage and Morgus fields.

Located on Mississippi Canyon Block 941 in a water depth of 3,800 feet (1,158 meters), the Mirage field was discovered in 1998 when a well encountered roughly 87 feet (27 meters) of hydrocarbons in two sands. The Morgus field ...
The Telemark project consists of a new platform, the ATP Titan, that serves as a production hub for three fields, Telemark, Mirage and Morgus, located in the Central Gulf of Mexico.

The development is being undertaken in two phases: Phase 1 consists of drilling and developing the Mirage and Morgus fields, and Phase 2 consists of drilling and developing the Telemark field.

Mirage/Morgus

Phase I of the project focuses on the northern part of the greater Telemark area, which includes the Mirage and Morgus fields.

Located on Mississippi Canyon Block 941 in a water depth of 3,800 feet (1,158 meters), the Mirage field was discovered in 1998 when a well encountered roughly 87 feet (27 meters) of hydrocarbons in two sands. The Morgus field is located on Mississippi Canyon Block 942 in 4,304 feet (1,312 meters) of water, and was discovered when drilling encountered approximately 55 feet (17 meters) of net pay.

In an effort to cut costs, ATP decided to jointly develop these fields due to their close proximity. Combined, Mirage and Morgus hold estimated recoverable reserves of 190 Bcf (5 Bcm).

In 2008, the West Sirius semisub drilled three wells on the Mirage and Morgus fields and reached a total depth of 5,900 feet (1,798 meters) in 3,927 feet (1,197 meters) of water.

To develop the Mirage field, Technip received a contract for the flowlines, risers, jumpers and subsea structures. The contract covered engineering for the installation, welding and installation of two steel catenery risers and two oil and gas export flowlines; fabrication and installation of subsea structures and jumpers and pre-commissioning of the project.

Mirage is operated by ATP, which owns a 25% interest; Statoil owns the remaining 75% interest. Morgus is operated by ATP, but Statoil owns 100% of the interest.

Telemark

Phase II of the project focuses on the Telemark field. Telemark is situated in a water depth of 4,300 feet (1,311 meters) on Atwater Valley Block 63. ATP acquired the field in 2006 and owns 97% interest; BHP Billiton holds 1% interest; Chevron holds 1% interest; and Eni holds the remaining 1% interest.

The field was discovered in 2003 in the southern part of the greater Telemark area when exploratory drilling encountered 140 feet (43 meters) of hydrocarbons in the Miocene sands. The Telemark field was deemed commercially viable shortly after, and ATP began field development preparations.

Situated 7 miles south of the Mirage and Morgus fields, Telemark originally was designed to have its own production hub, a MinDOC II, but the company decided to tie-back the field's subsea well to the ATP Titan, as well. This development will result in an increase in production rates through ATP Titan in 2010 and 2011.

In May 2009, Bluewater Industries received a contract for the field's development. The contract covers the design and manufacture of one high-pressure flexible riser measuring 2 miles (3 kilometers) long, and engineering for the installation and welding of one oil and gas production flowline approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) long. The contact also includes installation of a flowline and associated riser with an option to install an umbilical; fabrication and installation of subsea structures and a jumper; and pre-commissioning of the project.

ATP Titan

In 2007, ATP decided to develop the Telemark area with a floating, drilling and production triple-column spar, the ATP Titan, since accessible infrastructure wasn't nearby. The MinDOC, a deep draft floating platform, is comprised of three columns linked by pontoons, boasting a higher load capacity and enhanced stability than previous designed semisubmersibles or spars.

In 2007, construction of the ATP Titan MinDOC commenced with construction slated to end in the third quarter of 2009. The facility has a design capacity of 25 Mbopd and 60 MMcf/d (2 MMcm/d) and incoporates six dry tree wellheads with three pairs of future subsea flowlines. Mustang Engineering received a contract to provide detailed engineering and procurement support for the topsides production facilities on the ATP Titan.

Towards the end of 2009, ATP Titan was moored at the Mirage and Morgus fields to complete the drilling of three wells to vertical depths of 14,500 to 17,250 feet (4,420 to 5,258 meters). The vessel will serve as the production platform for the life of the fields' reserves. Then, ATP Titan will move to the Telemark field to recover its remaining reserves once the vessel has finished producing from the Mirage and Morgus fields.

First production from the Telemark Hub commenced on March 28, 2010, and the vessel has an estimated life span of 40 years.

Future Exploration

A fourth field that is 100% owned and operated by ATP -- Oasis -- is located on Mississippi Canyon Block 943, and may be tied-back to the platform, pending exploration results.
Activities
Status Updates
ATP Announces Completion of MC 941 A-2 Telemark Well
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2012 - ATP has completed a workover at its Mississippi Canyon Block 941 A-2 well located in the Mirage field at the Telemark Hub. The well was completed with 3-1/2 inch tubing at a measured depth of 17,140 to 17,401 feet (5,224 to 5,304 meters) to add the Miocene B sand completion to the wellbore for field development optimization. Initial test flow rates are at 4,000 barrels equivalent per day (boepd) of which 90 percent is oil. The A-2 well will be tied-back to the facility and is expected to produce at a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 boepd. The MC 941 A-2 well produces through the ATP Titan floating drilling and production platform.

ATP Resumes Production at Telemark Hub
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2012 - ATP reported that production at the ATP Titan platform has resumed, which services the company's Telemark Hub. Production from the ATP Titan, shut-in since May 14, resumed after the operator of the Mars pipeline temporarily shut in the pipeline to allow for the tie-in of a new offsetting platform which has now been completed. Production at the ATP Titan is proceeding as expected and will ramp up over the next few days.

ATP Resumes Completion Ops at Mirage Field
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2012 - ATP has resumed recompletion operations at the Mississippi Canyon Block 941 A-2 well at the Telemark Hub. The recompletion was suspended while the company recovered a piece of tubing that was stuck in the casing. The MC 941 A-2 recompletion operations to perforate and frac-pack the B upper and lower sands are expected to conclude during second quarter 2012. MC 941 is located in the Mirage field at the Telemark Hub location utilizing the ATP Titan floating drilling and production platform.

ATP Brings 4th Well Online at Telemark Hub
Type: Status Update

Feb. 2012 - ATP Oil & Gas has brought online a well at the Morgus field, situated on Mississippi Canyon Block 942 A-3 (No. 2) well. This marks the fourth well at the Telemark Hub. The oil production rates are gradually being increased as the well goes through the initial stages of production. The early production rate performance has met expectations and the rate of oil production is being increased.

ATP Completes MC 942 No. 2 Well at Telemark
Type: Status Update

Feb. 2012 - ATP has completed drilling of the Mississippi Canyon Block 942 No. 2 well to a measured depth of 21,400 feet (6,523 meters). As previously reported, three productive sands have been logged with a total of 239 feet (73 meters) of pay. ATP has set 7-5/8 inch casing across the B and C Sands and a 5-1/2 inch liner through the S Sand. The S Sand, at a depth of 21,010 to 21,090 feet (6,404 to 6,428 meters), has been perforated and completed. After completion of the next regularly scheduled BOP test, ATP will move to the completion of the C Sand which will be perforated at a depth of 17,560 to 17,730 feet (5,352 to 5,404 meters). As soon as the C Sand is completed, ATP will begin completing the B Sand which will be perforated at a depth of 17,410 to 17,480 feet (5,307 to 5,328 meters). An additional BOP test will be required before the completion of the B Sand. ATP estimates first production immediately upon completing these activities, scheduled for the first quarter 2012. Plans are to begin production in the S Sand. ATP intends to comingle the B and C Sands with the S Sand when the pressure equalizes between the three sands.

ATP Completes Fourth Well at Telemark
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2011 - ATP has completed drilling operations at the fourth Telemark Hub well at Mississippi Canyon Block 942. The operator encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of new net pay sands above pre-drill estimates. These sands are in addition to the 72 feet (22 meters) of logged net oil pay found in the first targeted sand. ATP is modifying completion plans for the MC 942 No. 2 well and will complete both hydrocarbon sands. ATP believes that these new revenue sands will have a positive impact on production by extending the production life and third-party reserve estimates associated with the block. The Telemark field is located on Atwater Valley 63 in 4,386 feet (1,337 meters) of water.

ATP Brings Mirage Well Online in GOM
Type: Operator Update

Aug. 2011 - ATP has commenced oil production at its Mississippi Canyon Block 941 A-2 (No. 4) well in the deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico. The well is the third well brought online at the Mirage field at the Telemark Hub. The well is flowing at an expected rate of 7,000 boepd. Well No. 4 encountered four Miocene sands that are about 500 feet (152 meters) structurally higher than the same sands in the MC 941 A-1 well. The operator completed the well at a measured depth of 17,600 feet (5,365 meters) in the C and D sands. Drilling operations on the fourth well MC 942 No. 2 were approved with production expected to commence later this year. ATP wholly owns and operates the Mirage field.

ATP Completes A-2 well on Telemark
Type: Status Update

May. 2011 - ATP has completed drilling the A-2 well in deepwater Mississippi Canyon Block 941 at the Telemark Hub. The company says the pay sands in the well have confirmed pre-drill estimates. ATP plans to run casing to total depth, install temporary barriers to permit removal of the drilling riser and to install a production riser. Tie-back of the production casing to the surface, and perforating and completing the initial production zones are to follow. Production tubing and a subsea tree installation will occur prior to testing and initialization of production. First production from this well is expected in 3Q11. The ATP Titan is located in Mississippi Canyon 941 in the Gulf of Mexico. ATP wholly owns and operates the project.

ATP Gets Nod to Drill in MC 941
Type: Status Update

Mar. 2011 - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has approved ATP Oil & Gas Corporation's revised drilling permit to drill a new well, No. 4, on the Mirage field in Mississippi Canyon Block 941. As part of its approval process, the bureau reviewed ATP's containment capability available for the specific well proposed in the permit application. ATP has contracted with the Helix Well Containment Group to use its capping stack to stop the flow of oil should a well control event occur. The capabilities of the capping stack meet the requirements that are specific to the characteristics of the proposed well. ATP wholly owns and operates MC 941.

ATP Brings Second Well Online at Telemark Hub
Type: Drilling Operations

Oct. 2010 - ATP O&G has commenced production at its Mississippi Canyon Block 941 No. 3 well on the Mirage field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The well, the second one brought on production at the Telemark Hub, is flowing at a rate of 7,000 boepd. When drilled, the well encountered four Miocene sands totaling 266 feet (81 meters) of pay, and completed at a measured depth of 16,300 feet (4,968 meters) in two of the discovered sands. Plans are to commingle production from the two completed sands. As per BOEM guidelines, ATP will rename the well as MC 941 A-1. ATP operates the deepwater Telemark Hub in approximately 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) of water with a 100% working interest.

Telemark Development Wells Delayed
Type: Operator Update

Aug. 2010 - US drilling moratorium has delayed the drilling of the third and fourth Telemark Hub development wells. Resumption of development work dependent upon new regulations promulgated as a result of the oil spill. ATP has Ocean Victory lined up for future E&P activities.

Another Well Comes Online at Telemark Hub
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2010 - ATP has begun completion operations on the MC 941 No. 3 well, which encountered 266 feet (81 meters) of net pay, triple the amount of net pay in the original discovery well. The well will be placed on production during the third quarter of 2010. The next two wells at the Telemark Hub, the MC 941 #4 and MC 942 #2, originally scheduled for the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2010, will now be rescheduled to early 2011. There is currently one well producing at the Telemark Hub. ATP wholly owns and operates the well.

2H Offshore Completes CVA Work at Mirage
Type: Subsea Equipment

Apr. 2010 - 2H Offshore completed the design, fabrication and installation verification work for the Mirage field. The field's development consists of production tied-back to the ATP Titan facility via dry tree top tensioned risers. Two steel catenary risers are used for the exportation of oil and gas processed fluids and a surface BOP high-pressure drilling riser is used for platform drilling. 2 H's scope of work included the design, fabrication and installation of the export SCRs and the design of the production and drilling of top tensioned risers. As the certified verification agent, 2H ensured that the design, fabrication and installation of the riser systems complied with industry codes and standards. The Mirage field is located on MC Block 941 in a water depth of 3,800 feet (1,158 meters) in the GOM.

ATP's Telemark Hub Comes Online
Type: Production Start

Mar. 2010 - ATP has commenced production from its Atwater Valley (AT 63) No. 4 well at the Telemark Hub. The operator also plans to bring another well, Mississippi Canyon 941 (MC 941), online soon. The MC 941 well was drilled to a total depth of 20,043 feet (6,109 meters), encountering 266 feet (81 meters) of net pay sands -- triple the amount of net pay found in the original discovery well. Two additional wells, MC 941 No. 4 and MC 942 No. 2, were drilled to a depth of 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) and are expected to reach total depth and be completed later this year. The Atwater Valley No. 4 well is located on the Telemark field in a water depth of 4,300 feet (1,311 meters), and is operated by ATP.

Dril-Quip to Supply Dry Tree Completion Systems for Mirage Development
Type: Contract Award

Feb. 2010 - Dril-Quip will supply equipment for the Mirage field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The company will provide dry tree completion systems, including specialty connectors, subsea wellhead systems, a production riser, and 10,000-psi surface completion trees. Dril-Quip will also supply 14-inch and 21-inch drilling risers to the project. ATP Titan, a self-contained floating, drilling and production vessel, is moored at the Mirage and Morgus fields; the project is expected to commence production in the first quarter of 2010. Statoil, which owns a 75% interest, operates Mirage; ATP owns the remaining 75% interest.

Pulse Receives Award from ATP for Monitoring System
Type: Contract Award

Jan. 2010 - Pulse Structural Monitoring will supply a real-time riser monitoring system for the ATP Titan platform to support the Telemark Hub field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The real-time monitoring system will be installed on one of the production top tension risers and linked to a topside data acquisition system. The system will monitor the global response of the production TTR and enable rig personnel to capture data in real time. Measuring and quantifying fatigue damage to the risers from wake-induced oscillations (WIO) during high current events in real time is the primary objective of the riser monitoring system. The gathered data can be evaluated offshore or transmitted to shore on demand and will be used to ensure the integrity of the riser system. The ATP Titan is moored at the Mirage and Morgus fields, and first production from the jointly developed fields is expected in early 2010.

Clough's Normand Clipper Heads to Telemark Hub
Type: Contract Award

Dec. 2009 - Clough will provide installation support services for ATP's Telemark Hub project using its Normand Clipper offshore construction vessel. Work on the insides of the hull of the ATP Titan will be carried out prior to topsides deck and module installation. The hull of the ATP Titan arrived on site in mid-November, and the work is expected to require approximately 30 to 45 days. First production from the Telemark Hub project is expected in late 2009 or early 2010. Total production from Phase I is expected at 25 MMboe. The ATP Titan is located in Mississippi Canyon 941 in the Gulf of Mexico. Three discoveries, Mirage, Morgus and Telemark, comprise the Telemark Hub.

Telemark Development Progressing for ATP
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2009 - ATP has commenced tie-back and completion work on well No. 4 of its Telemark Field using Diamond's Ocean Victory semisub. The Telemark field is part of ATP's Telemark Hub development, which will be produced via the ATP Titan. Once the reserves at Mirage and Morgus have been produced, the ATP Titan will move to Atwater Valley Block 63 to recover the remaining Telemark reserves. Production from the Telemark Hub is expected to begin in early 2010.

ATP Titan On Location
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2009 - The ATP Titan is on location and currently undergoing a 45 to 60 day installation process at Mississippi Canyon Block 941. ATP Oil & Gas CEO, T. Paul Bulmahn will discuss the progress of the Floating Production Unit at the Global Energy Conference in Miami, Florida on December 2, 2009. The ATP Titan is expected to commence production from the Mirage and Morgus fields in early 2010.

ATP Titan Sets Sail for Telemark Hub
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2009 - The ATP Titan has set sail for ATP's Telemark Hub. “The ATP Titan is on track for installation at Mirage (Mississippi Canyon 941), part of ATP’s 100% owned and operated Telemark Hub" T. Paul Bulmahn, ATP's Chairman and CEO, said. The ATP Titan was designed with a capacity for 25 MBbls/d of oil and 50 MMscf/d of gas and has deck space for third party growth and additional drilling opportunities. ATP Titan will produce both the Mirage and Morgus fields. After full production, it will move on the second phase and be redeployed to Atwater Valley Block 63. The ATP Titan has an expected life of 40-years and is anticipated to be redeployed multiple times during its life span in water depths of 1,500 to 9,500 feet (457 to 2,896 meters).

ATP Submits DOCD for Completion & Tie-back Activities at Telemark
Type: Development Activity

Oct. 2009 - ATP submitted a Development Operations Document to MMS for development activities on the Telemark field. The DOCD proposes to tie-back, complete and commence production of Well No. 004. Telemark is currently undergoing development, which includes a subsea tie-back to ATP's Telemark Hub, and is expected to start production in early 2010.

ATP Completes Drilling Campaign at Telemark Hub Fields
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2009 - In the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, ATP recently concluded the planned activity of the three-well drilling campaign at Mirage located at Mississippi Canyon Block 941 and Morgus at Mississippi Canyon Block 942, which comprises two of three blocks that make up the Telemark Hub. The ATP Titan is scheduled for sail-out and mooring in October 2009. The ATP Titan will be moored initially between Mirage and Morgus and serve as the production platform for the life of these reserves. After the reserves at Mirage and Morgus are produced, the ATP Titan is scheduled to be moved to AT 63 where it will recover the remaining Telemark reserves. First production at ATP's Telemark Hub is expected in early 2010. ATP has a 100% WI and is the operator of the Telemark Hub.

ATP Discovers Additional Sands at Deepwater Telemark Hub
Type: New Discovery

Sep. 2009 - ATP discovered additional pay sands at the Mirage prospect located on Mississippi Canyon Block 941, which is part of ATP's deepwater Telemark Hub in the Gulf of Mexico. The MC 941 No. 3 well, located in approximately 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) of water, encountered more than 250 feet (76 meters) of logged net oil and gas pay, more than doubling the pre-drill estimates. Mirage is one of the three Telemark Hub fields that will be tied-back to the ATP Titan located on MC 941. ATP has a 100% working interest and is the operator of the Telemark Hub.

ATP Wins Patent Award for ATP Titan's Innovative Design
Type: Operator Update

Aug. 2009 - ATP is the recipient of a 2008 Best Patents Award presented by the Buskop Law Group in a competition recognizing superior technological creativity. Dr. Robert M. Shivers III, ATP's Vice President of Projects, was recognized for his innovative design of a ram-type tensioner assembly with accumulators to be utilized on the ATP Titan floating drilling and production unit.

ATP Titan Hull to Take Its Name
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2009 - ATP Oil & Gas Corporation will officially name its new floating deepwater drilling and production facility the ATP Titan during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, August 26th at the Gulf Marine Fabricators yard near Aransas Pass, Texas. The ATP Titan will be installed at the Telemark Hub on Mississippi Canyon block 941 and produce from the Mirage and Morgus fields and later be redeployed to ATP's development at Atwater Valley block 63. The company says that the ATP Titan will be reused and redeployed multiple times during its expected life span of 40-years.

The Ocean Victory Spuds Development Well at Mirage
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2009 - Diamond Offshore's Ocean Victory is slated to drill a development well at the Mirage field, located on Mississippi Canyon Block 941 in August 2009. Mirage is currently under development and is expected to be tied-back to the Telemark Hub at Mississippi Canyon Block 941. StatoilHydro operates the field and holds a 75% interest; ATP holds the remaining 25%.

Weatherford Wins Fast-Track GOM Subsea Project at Telemark
Type: Contract Award

Jun. 2009 - Weatherford was awarded a contract for a subsea production control system for the Telemark discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico by Bluewater Industries Inc. The production system provides subsea communication via an open communications controller, which supports all industry interface standards. The project will be managed by Weatherford and has been designated as a fast-track project with all equipment to be supplied to the client in approximately 24 weeks. Telemark is located on Atwater Valley Block 63 in 4,450 feet (1,356 meters) of water and will be tied-back to ATP's Titan MinDOC deep-draft floating drilling and production platform in the Mirage and Morgus fields on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 941 and 942, respectively.

2H Offshore to Verify Riser Installation at ATP's Telemark Field
Type: Contract Award

Jun. 2009 - 2H Offshore received a contract to verify the design, fabrication and installation of a flexible production riser on the Telemark field, located on Atwater Valley Block 63, Gulf of Mexico. The high pressure oil flexible catenary riser will be tied-back to ATP's Titan (MinDoc) floating platform.

Diamond's Ocean Victory Spuds Appraisal Well at Mirage
Type: Appraisal Operations

May. 2009 - Diamond Offshore's Ocean Victory semisub rig is slated to drill an appraisal well at the Mirage field late May 2009. The appraisal well is located on Mississippi Canyon block 941 in 4,049 feet (1,234 meters) of water. Mirage is currently under development and expected to be tied back to the Telemark Hub at Mississippi Canyon block 941. Statoil is the operator of Mirage holding a 75% interest in the field with ATP holding the remaining 25%.

Bluewater Awards Technip GOM Subsea Contract for Telemark
Type: Contract Award

May. 2009 - Bluewater Industries awarded Technip a contract for subsea work on the Telemark field. Located in Atwater Valley Block 63 in waters measuring 4,450 feet (1,357 meters) deep, Telemark is being developed as a subsea tie-back to the ATP Titan platform. Techip's scope of work includes the flowline, riser, subsea structures and jumper, as well as an optional umbilical. ATP owns 100% of Telemark, and Bluewater serves as the manager of the project.

Telemark Hub Development Update
Type: Development Activity

Apr. 2009 - ATP Oil & Gas provided an update on the Telemark Hub in the Mississippi Canyon area at the IPAA OGIS Conference mid-April 2009. The Telemark Hub is currently under development and includes the first ever multi-column deep draft floating dry tree platform, the first platform in the U.S. to be built in a graving dock. Devlopment of the Telemark Hub will consist of two phases. Phase I includes installation of the ATP Titan (MiniDOC) at Mississippi Canyon 941 in mid-late 2009 and drilling of four development wells. Phase II includes moving the ATP Titan from Mississippi Canyon 941 to Atwater Valley 63 sometime in 2014 and drilling of three to four development wells. First production is expected late 2009 or early 2010. ATP is the operator on this project with a 100% insterest.

ATP Moves Forward with Telemark Hub, Expects Titan Sail Out Mid-2009
Type: Development Activity

Feb. 2009 - In the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, development activities continue at ATP's Telemark Hub. Construction of the ATP Titan -- a floating drilling and production platform and ATP's first MinDOC -- is nearly complete and it is scheduled for sail-out and mooring in mid-2009. The ATP Titan has a design capacity of 25 MBbls of oil per day, 60 MMcf of gas per day and a useful life of 50 years.

West Sirius Returns to Morgus and Mirage
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2008 - ATP reports that the drilling rig Seadrill Americas West Sirius has returned to Morgus and Mirage (Mississippi Canyon 941/942) and has resumed drilling.

Telemark Hub Completion Activities Expected to Commence End of July
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2008 - ATP has announced that the Seadrill West Sirius is expected to be on location over the Telemark Hub for a 90-day period commencing before the end of July. The West Sirius will Drill and run casing on two wells at Mirage and take a third well to completion at Morgus. The Nabors 202 platform rig will be installed on the ATP MiniDOC and moored at Mirage/Morgus ealy in 2009 at which time the remaining wells will be drilled and completed. ATP has also entered into a LOI for Diamond's Ocean Victory to drill and run casing in four wells at Telemark beginning mid-2009.

ATP Expands Telemark Hub
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2008 - ATP Oil & Gas Corporation announced that its bids for Atwater Valley Block 19 and Block 62 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico have been accepted for award by the MMS. Atwater Valley Block 19 is located in approximately 4,199 of water and Atwater Valley Block 62 is located in approximately 4,173 feet of water, and both are contiguous to ATP's Telemark Hub. ATP acquired a 100% working interest in both blocks for a total cost of $463,980 and will serve as operator of each block.

Gulf Island Fabrication Lands LOI for 2nd MinDOC T3 Hull Topsides
Type: Facility Construction

Jun. 2008 - Gulf Island Fabrication has received a letter of intent from Bluewater Industries for the topsides on the second MinDOC T3 hull for ATP's Telemark Hub deepwater development project. Although terms have not been finalized, it anticpated that this will occur before June 30, 2008.

Connector Installation On Mirage No Sweat for Balltec
Type: Subsea Equipment

Mar. 2008 - Balltec Ltd the UK based supplier of Mechanical connectors, Pipeline recovery tools, Bend Stiffener Connectors and Lifting Tools has just completed its shipment of Permanent Subsea Mooring Connectors (SMC) to Intermoor Inc for Installation on the ATP Telemark Hub floating drilling production facility, also known as Mirage. The facility will be moored in 4000 feet of water in Block MC-941, Gulf of Mexico. The connectors supplied by Balltec can be disconnected at any time during the design life of the facility should the need arise.

ATP Reports Operational Results
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2007 - Telemark Hub - MC 941/942 and Atwater Valley ("AT") 63 (100 % Working Interest) - ATP commenced the construction of a MinDOC (Deep Draft Floating Platform) for use at MC 941/942 and AT 63. Construction of the hull is underway in Texas and construction of the topside is progressing in Louisiana. The MinDOC sail-out is currently scheduled for the summer of 2008 with first production late in the fourth quarter 2008. The subsea well at AT 63 is currently designed to be tied into the MinDOC and the MinDOC will serve as the primary production facility for MC 941/942 and AT 63. The company is evaluating the construction of a second MinDOC to be located at AT 63 to maximize recoveries at that location.

Mustang Contracted by ATP for Mirage Topsides
Type: Contract Award

Oct. 2007 - Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, has been awarded a contract by ATP Oil & Gas Corporation to provide detailed engineering and procurement support for the topsides production facilities on ATP’s first newbuild deepwater facility, the Telemark Hub floating drilling/production facility, also known as Mirage.

Technip Awarded Pipeline Work for Mirage Field
Type: Contract Award

Aug. 2007 - Technip has been awarded a contract by Bluewater Industries, Inc. for the flowlines, risers, jumpers and subsea structures for the Mirage field development, in the Gulf of Mexico. This field is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 941, at a water depth of 4,050 feet. ATP Oil & Gas is 100% owner and operator of Mirage and Bluewater Industries is managing the project.

ATP Reports Q2 Results, Ops Update
Type: Facility Construction

Aug. 2007 - Telemark Hub - MC 941/942 and Atwater Valley ("AT") 63 (100 % Working Interest) - ATP commenced the construction of a MinDOC (Deep Draft Floating Platform) for use at MC 941/942 and AT 63. Drilling at MC 941/942 will occur via a platform rig to be located on the MinDOC. The AT 63 well is expected to be drilled from a floating drilling unit. The subsea well at AT 63 will be tied into the MinDOC and the MinDOC will serve as the primary production facility for MC 941/942 and AT 63. Construction of the hull is underway in Texas and construction of the topside is progressing in Louisiana. The MinDOC sail-out is currently scheduled for the summer of 2008 with first production late in the same year.

Mississippi Canyon 941/942 and Atwater Valley 63 (Telemark Hub - 100% WI)
Type: Status Update

Nov. 2006 - ATP acquired a 100% working interest in Mississippi Canyon 941/942 and Atwater Valley 63 in two separate private transactions in the second and third quarters of 2006. Previous drilling at each of these locations indicates to ATP the presence of recoverable hydrocarbons. Detailed engineering has begun for the development of the discoveries at each of these three blocks. The hull design of the floating production system will be a MinDOC system and will be fabricated in South Texas. The MinDOC, which was selected over competing technologies because of higher variable load capacity and lower cost, is scheduled for installation in 2008. Drilling will commence immediately after platform installation from a 2,000 hp platform rig. According to the company's estimates of recoverable hydrocarbons, the Telemark Hub represents ATP's largest property in the Gulf of Mexico.

ATP Building Spar for Telemark, Mirage, Oasis and Morgus Fields
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2006 - The largest accumulation of unrecorded recoverable hydrocarbons is 250 Bcfe at the four-property group comprising Telemark (Atwater Valley 63), Mirage (Mississippi Canyon 941), Oasis (Mississippi Canyon 943) and Morgus (Mississippi Canyon 942). Previous drilling with logged hydrocarbons at Telemark, Mirage and Morgus has identified approximately 190 Bcfe of recoverable hydrocarbons at those locations. Management believes an additional 60 Bcfe may be recoverable through exploration. ATP has begun building a spar that is scheduled to be installed at the complex in early 2008. While final design parameters may change, initial design is for at least two risers, a 2,000 horsepower platform drilling rig, 20,000 to 30,000 Bbls of daily oil throughput and 60 to 100 MMcfe of daily natural gas throughput. ATP has a 100% working interest in and is operator of all four blocks at Telemark, Mirage, Oasis, and Morgus.

ATP Increases Strategic Presence in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Type: Acreage Acquisition

Jul. 2006 - ATP also acquired a 25% working interest in Mississippi Canyon ("MC") Blocks 941 ("Mirage") and MC 943 ("Oasis"), increasing its ownership to 100% in each of these blocks. ATP is currently the operator of Mirage and Oasis properties.

ATP Increases Strategic Presence in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Type: Acreage Acquisition

Jul. 2006 - ATP Oil & Gas has acquired a 100% interest in one block, added a 25% interest in two currently owned blocks and is now the 100% owner and operator of four strategically located blocks in the Mississippi Canyon/Atwater Valley Area in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. ATP acquired the 100% working interest in Atwater Valley Block 63 ("Telemark").

ATP Expands Mississippi Canyon Acreage in the Gulf of Mexico
Type: Acreage Acquisition

May. 2006 - ATP Oil & Gas has acquired interests in three offshore leases at Mississippi Canyon ("MC") - properties named Mirage (MC Block 941), Morgus (MC Block 942) and Oasis (MC Block 943).

Telemark Development Plans Set Aside
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2005 - Energy Resource Technology, Inc., (ERT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Cal Dive International, Inc. has been advised by Norsk Hydro USA Oil and Gas, Inc., that they will not pursue their development plan for the deepwater discovery known as Telemark in Atwater Valley Block 63 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Norsk Hydro Wins First Operatorship in Gulf of Mexico
Type: Operator Update

Jan. 2005 - Norsk Hydro USA Oil & Gas, Inc. has been approved by the Minerals Management Service, as operator of the Champlain field, Atwater Valley Block 63. Hydro has acquired a 57.5% interest in this block through recent acquisitions.

Unocal Drills Duster in the Gulf of Mexico
Type: Status Update

Dec. 2004 - Unocal has concluded drilling operations at its Sequoia prospect in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater. The well was completed as a dry hole. Located in Mississippi Canyon block 941, the well was drilled to a total depth of 29,100 feet to test the deeper Miocene intervals of the 1999 discovery called Mirage. The Mirage drilling program included an initial well drilled to 16,600 feet and a sidetrack that reached a depth of 22,400 feet. Unocal had hoped that a successful test of the deeper intervals with the Sequoia well would lead to development, but the hydrocarbons encountered in the deeper interval were deemed to be noncommercial.

Unocal Successfully Appraises Champlain Discovery
Type: Appraisal Operations

Jul. 2003 - Unocal has successfully completed drilling operations at the No. 4 well on the Champlain discovery. The well, located in Atwater Valley 63, was drilled to a total vertical subsea depth of 27,869 feet. The well was drilled in 4,418 feet of water using the Discoverer Spirit drillship. Operations were completed in 78 days at a gross cost of $41.8 million.

Unocal to Sell Some Domestic E&P Assets
Type: Acreage Acquisition

Jun. 2003 - Unocal is near completion on an appraisal well on the Champlain discovery in Atwater Valley block 63. The Discoverer Spirit drill ship is then committed to drill two wells for other companies.

Texaco and Agip Announce Champlain Discovery Success
Type: Appraisal Operations

Jun. 2001 - Texaco, and its partner Agip, report that the delineation of Champlain located in Atwater Valley Block 63 was a success. The delineation sidetrack well, Champlain No. 1 - sidetrack 2 - bypass 1, was drilled to a total depth of 25,367 feet on June 4. This well was drilled by Global Marine's, semisubmersible, Glomar Celtic Sea. Initial results indicate the presence of high quality reservoir sands with total net pay of over 400 feet, extending the proven oil accumulation both laterally and downdip. The ultimate size and specific development plan will be determined by further delineation drilling planned for later this year.

First Deep Offshore Discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Type: New Discovery

Mar. 1999 - TOTAL has announced a first, very promising discovery on Mississippi Canyon Block 942 in the Gulf of Mexico, located in deep waters roughly 100 kilometers from the coast, southeast of New Orleans, and less than 16 kilometers south of the Ursa production field. TOTAL and Shell, operator, each hold a 50% interest in the block.

Telemark Hub (ATP Titan)
Producing - Mar 28, 2010 to -

Under Construction - Oct 2007 to Mar 27, 2010

ATP contracted Mustang Engineering to provide detailed engineering and procurement support for the topsides production facilities on Telemark Hub floating drilling/production facility, also known as Mirage.

Morgus
Producing - Feb 27, 2012 to -

Under Development - 2006 to Feb 26, 2012

In 2006, ATP awarded a contract to build a MinDOC floating production platform, which will service the company's deepwater properties - Mirage, Morgus, and Telemark.

Discovery (Drilled) - Mar 1999 to May 2006

Exploratory Drilling - Mar 1999 to Mar 1999

Discovery drilled on MC942 to a depth of 5550 meters and encountered 2 oil horizons with a total thickness of about 60mt.

Mirage
Producing - Under Dev. - Oct 12, 2010 to -

Under Development - 2006 to Oct 11, 2010

Joint development with the Morgus Field in Mississippi Canyon Block 942.

Non-Commercial - Dec 2004 to May 2006

The well was completed as a dry hole. The Mirage drilling program included an initial well drilled to 16,600 feet and a sidetrack that reached a depth of 22,400 feet. Unocal had hoped that a successful test of the deeper intervals with the Sequoia well would lead to development, but the hydrocarbons encountered in the deeper interval were deemed to be noncommercial.

Appraisal Drilling - Aug 2004 to Dec 2004

Unocal has concluded drilling operations at its Sequoia prospect in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater. Sequoia was an exploratory well drilled to test the deeper Miocene intervals of the Mirage discovery.

Discovery (Drilled) - Mar 1999 to 2004

A sidetracked well was drilled to 22,435 feet. The well encountered 300 ft of net pay. The well has been temporarily abandoned.

Exploratory Drilling - Jul 1998 to Mar 1999

Discovery drilled using Diamond's Ocean Victory.

Telemark
Producing - Under Dev. - Mar 28, 2010 to -

ATP commenced production from its Atwater Valley (AT 63) No. 4 well at the Telemark Hub.

Under Development - 2005 to Mar 27, 2010

Development consists of a subsea tie-back to the Telemark Hub.

Discovery (Appraised) - Jun 2003 to 2004

AT 63 well #4 encountered 200 net feet of hydrocarbon pay. Extensive pressure and fluid sampling was conducted successfully. The current focus is on potential development concepts, and Unocal and its co-venturers are now working on a forward plan for the project.

Appraisal Drilling - Mar 2003 to Jun 2003

Well #3 & 4 was drilled to a total verticle subsea depth of 27,869 ft & temprorarily abandoned.

Appraisal Drilling - Mar 2002 to Oct 2002

Well #2 was drilled to a total depth of 7503 ft & temporarily abandoned.

Appraisal Drilling - Mar 2001 to Jul 2001

Sidetracked well #1 to a total depth of 25,367 ft. Well temporarily abandoned.

Discovery (Drilled) - Feb 2000 to Mar 2001

Exploratory Drilling - Dec 1999 to Feb 11, 2000

Original discovery drilled on AT63 (Champlain field) using Diamond's Ocean Star semisub. The field was later renamed Telemark by Norsk Hydro in 2005 after acquiring interest in the block.

Bright Spot - May 01, 1991 to Dec 1999

Texaco picked up AT63 at the MMS Central GOM Lease Sale #131 on 3/27/1991 with a bid of 197700.00; Lease expiration date 4/30/2001. In 20006 ATP was designated as the operator of AT63.

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Field Updated Oct 27, 2011 1151
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Project Description Updated Mar 30, 2010 1727
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Field Updated Dec 18, 2009 1829
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Activity Added Dec 04, 2009 1843
Field Status Updated Dec 04, 2009 1843
Facility Updated Nov 24, 2009 1853
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Activity Added May 26, 2009 2035
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Activity Added Jul 26, 2006 3070
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Activity Added Jan 31, 2005 3611
Activity Added Dec 15, 2004 3658
Activity Added Jul 21, 2003 4171
Activity Added Jun 05, 2003 4217
Activity Added Jun 20, 2001 4932
Activity Added Mar 23, 1999 5752

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Facility Name Telemark Hub (ATP Titan)
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator ATP
Current Status Producing since 2010
Host Type FPU/FPS
Water Depth 1,201 m / 3,963 ft
Dev.Cost $600,000,000
 
Region US
 
Location Mississippi Canyon 941
 
Field Name Telemark
Discovery Date Feb 2000
Block Atwater Valley 63
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing - Under Dev.
Production Start
Water Depth 1,337 m / 4,412 ft
Field Name Mirage
Discovery Date
Block Mississippi Canyon 941
Reserve Type Gas
Current Status Producing - Under Dev.
Production Start
Water Depth 1,201 m / 3,963 ft
Field Name Morgus
Discovery Date Mar 1999
Block Mississippi Canyon 942
Reserve Type n/a
Current Status Producing
Production Start Feb 2012
Water Depth 1,312 m / 4,330 ft