Dorado Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Plains Exploration & Production Company
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Dorado Field has three subsea wells, tied back to the Marlin hub


  • Nexans: Dorado E/H Umbilical


  • 2009 - First oil produced
  • 2010 - BP acquired Shell's stake in the field
  • 2012 - Plains Exploration and Production acquires a share from BP



  1. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  2. BP Announces Start-up of Dorado and King South Projects in Gulf of Mexico
  3. W&T Offshore to Acquire Offshore Fields From Shell Offshore Inc.
  4. W&T Offshore Provides Update Regarding Its Acquisition of Offshore Fields From Shell Offshore
  5. BP to Sell Non-Strategic US Gulf Of Mexico Assets to Plains Exploration and Production Company

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