Atlantis Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Green Canyon Block 743
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners: BP - 56%, BHP Billiton - 44%
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Atlantis is located approximately 125 miles south of New Orleans in the vicinity of Green Canyon Block 743 in approximately 6,500 feet of water. The Atlantis field covers six blocks.
  • Atlantis employs an integrated concept of a Production Quarters (PQ) semi-submersible platform supported by a separate dedicated semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU)
  • Atlantis is the 10th largest field in the USA in 2013
  • Together, the three fields account for more than 1 billion barrels (gross).
  • Oil and gas is transported to existing shelf and onshore interconnections via the Caesar Oil Pipeline and Cleopatra Natural Gas Pipeline systems, which are part of the Mardi Gras Offshore Oil And Gas Pipeline System


  • DSME: Semi-submersible hull construction
  • Mustang Engineering: Responsible for concept engineering, FEED, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction management, commissioning assistance and project management
  • J. Ray McDermott: Fabrication of the Atlantis topsides
  • FMC Technologies: Subsea trees, controls, manifolds, and well connection systems
  • EMAS AMC: Installation and replacement of subsea equipment comprised of manifolds, PLEMs (Pipeline End Manifolds), jumpers and associated hardware
  • Nexans: H10/E1 Umbilical
  • J P Kenny: Development of CTRs and concept selection, interface management for topsides, floating system and subsea tieback


  • 1999 - Atlantis Oil Field discovered
  • 2002 - BP Raises Atlantis Reserve Estimates
  • 2003 - Final investment decision made
  • 2007 - Atlantis Platform Begins Oil and Gas Production



  1. Mustang Engineering Platform References
  2. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  3. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  4. J P Kenny Subsea References
  5. McDermott Platform References
  6. Gulf Of Mexico Discoveries In Water Depths Greater Than 5000
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  8. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
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  10. BP Amoco Announces Four Major Deepwater Finds in Gulf of Mexico
  11. BHP Billiton today announced results from appraisal and exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  12. J. Ray McDermott Receives Commitment to Commence Topsides Fabrication for BP's Atlantis Development Project in the Gulf of Mexico
  13. FMC Technologies Awarded Ten Year BP Frame Contract
  14. BP Raises Atlantis Reserve Estimates
  15. BP Commissions Atlantis Platform, Begins Oil and Gas Production

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