Bass Lite Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Apache
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Atwater Valley Block 426, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: 110 million cubic feet of natural gas per day


  • Bass Lite is located in water depths of approximately 6,750 feet. Production from Bass Lite commenced in February 2008 from an early production system until the primary two-well development system was completed in August. Gross production from the development currently averages approximately 110 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
  • Natural gas is produced from Bass Lite via a 56-mile subsea tieback to the Devils Tower Spar located in Devils Tower Oil And Gas Field on Mississippi Canyon Block 773


  • Oceaneering: Umbilicals and the related connection hardware
  • INTEC Engineering: Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) on the Devil’s Tower Spar
  • Technip:
    • Engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a steel flowline that will tie-back subsea wells at a depth of 6,750 feet of water in Atwater Valley 426, to a steel catenary riser to be installed on the Devils Tower Spar in 5,600 feet of water.
    • Design and manufacture one Flowline End Termination (FLET), two Flowline Midline Terminations (FLMT) as well as manufacture and install the jumper
    • engineering and installation of three steel umbilical sections, approximately 19 miles long each, and installation of the hydraulic, electrical and optical connecting lines for the control of the subsea system


  • 2001 - Bass Lite Gas Field discovered
  • 2006 - Oceaneering awarded umbilicals contract
  • 2006 - Technip awarded subsea flowline and risers contract
  • 2008 - Production starts
  • 2009 - Mariner acquires a further 11.6 %



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Discoveries In Water Depths Greater Than 5000
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  3. Oceaneering Announces Mariner Energy Bass Lite Umbilical Contract
  4. Mariner Energy Purchases Additional 11.6 Percent Working Interest At Bass Lite
  5. Mariner Energy Achieves First Production at Bass Lite Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Project
  6. INTEC Engineering Appointed Certified Verification Agent for Bass Lite Riser Project
  7. Technip awarded contract by Mariner Energy Inc. for the Bass Lite development in the Gulf of Mexico
  8. Technip awarded umbilical installation contract in the Gulf of Mexico

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