Noble Energy, Inc. says that the Big Bend oil development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico commenced production on October 26, 2015.
The single-well field is ramping as expected and is anticipated to reach a maximum gross production rate of approximately 20 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d) over the next couple of weeks.
Approximately 90 percent of the volumes being produced are oil. In addition, the Company has continued to accelerate the Dantzler development and now expects first production from the Dantzler field by early November.
Big Bend and Dantzler, located in Mississippi Canyon 698 and 782, respectively, are subsea tiebacks to the third-party Thunder Hawk production facility. Combined, the fields are estimated to contribute a maximum net production rate of 20 MBoe/d to Noble Energy.