Blind Faith Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Blocks 695 & 696, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Anadarko - 25%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: estimated gross resource potential exceeding 100 million barrels of oil-equivalent
  • Production Volume:


  • Blind Faith utilizes a deep-draft semisubmersible hull located about 160 miles (250 kilometers) southeast of New Orleans, La., on Mississippi Canyon block 650.
  • Chevron's deepest offshore production facility, Blind Faith is located in 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) of water, and with subsea systems located in 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) of water in Mississippi Canyon blocks 695 and 696.
  • Gas is transported via the Canyon Chief Natural Gas Pipeline to the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (TRANSCO)


  • Aker Kvaerner: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of deep draft semisubmersible platform
  • Mustang Engineering: Conceptual, Pre-FEED and FEED studies, and detailed design and procurement services in addition to commissioning support for the topsides production facilities
  • Gulf Island Fabrication: Construction of topsides
  • FMC Technologies: Supply of three high-pressure high-temperature subsea trees and associated structures, production control systems and other related equipment
  • Subsea 7: Supply of in-field flowlines including the associated pipeline end terminations (PLETs) and pre-layed steel catenary risers (SCRs)
  • JDR Cable Systems: Design, manufacture and testing of Electro-Hydraulic (EH ) umbilicals with air powered reelers and sheaves
  • UniversalPegasus: Independent review of practices requested by the Minerals Management Service (MMS)


  • 2001 - The Blind Faith discovery well was drilled
  • 2003 - Chevron acquires a larger stake and becomes operator
  • 2005 - Aker awarded platform contract
  • 2006 - Subsea equipment contracts awarded
  • 2008 - First oil produced



  1. Mustang Engineering Platform References
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  3. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  4. Universalpegasus Subsea References
  5. BP and Texaco Announce New Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Oil Discovery
  6. ChevronTexaco Makes Acquisition in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  7. Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Signs Agreement To Construct Topsides For Blind Faith Project
  8. Gulf of Mexico Award for Subsea 7
  9. JDR Cable Systems Will Provide Intervention Umbilicals To GOM Tahiti & Blind Faith Projects
  10. Aker Kvaerner Deepwater Completes First Deep Draft Semisubmersible for Blind Faith Platform
  11. FMC Chosen to Supply Subsea Systems for Chevron's Blind Faith Project in the Gulf of Mexico
  12. Chevron Announces First Oil From Blind Faith Field in Gulf of Mexico

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