BP says it has begun production from the Dorado and King South projects in the Gulf of Mexico, both of which feed into the existing BP Marlin tension leg platform.
Dorado has three subsea wells located about two miles from Marlin and are operated by BP with a 75 percent working Interest while Shell has the balance. King South has one subsea well about 18 miles from Marlin and is 100 percent owned and operated by BP.
“By bringing new resources on stream from areas close to the existing Marlin TLP, BP has re-established plateau oil production at Marlin, a decade after first production. This demonstrates the potential to apply the latest technology to leverage our existing infrastructure and maximize recovery,” said Andy Inglis, BP’s Chief Executive of Exploration & Production.
Marlin has been in production since 1999, serving as a production hub for several fields. The four new wells bring the system to a total of 11 wells with daily production of about 60,000 barrels per day of oil and 70 mmscf per day of gas.