Europa Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Blocks 934 & 935, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2000
  • Partners: BP, ENI
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Total gross ultimate recovery is estimated at about 160 million barrels of oil equivalent
  • Production Volume:


  • Europa is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 934, 935, 890 and 891 in the Gulf of Mexico about 140 miles southeast of New Orleans in approximately 3,900 feet of water
  • The first phase of development consisted of four wells
  • The production wells are tied back 20 miles to the Mars TLP


  • FMC Corporation: Trees, manifold and jumpers
  • Kongsberg Offshore Systems: Controls
  • Stold Comex Seaway: Umbilical installation
  • Alcatel: Electro-hydraulic umbilical fabrication
  • Duco: Chemical injection umbilical fabrication
  • J. Ray McDermott: Flowline installation
  • Intec: Engineering services
  • Nexans: Umbilical replacement
  • Manatee: Design & implementation of tubing head spool trees & jumpers


  • 1994 - Europa Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1998 - Final investment decision taken
  • 2000 - First oil produced


  • The target reserves are in multiple Upper Miocene sands at depths ranging from approximately 16,000 to 19,000 feet subsea. The average net thickness is approximately 125 feet


  1. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  2. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  3. Manatee Offshore References
  4. Europa Producing From Three Subsea Wells in the Gulf of Mexico

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