Falcon Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Marubeni
  • Country: USA
  • Location: East Breaks Blocks 579 & 623, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Falcon field is located 100 miles east of Corpus Christi in 3,400 feet of water in East Breaks 579/623. The field and surrounding satellite discoveries are being produced via subsea wells tied back to a host platform located on the shelf approximately 30 miles away.
  • The platform, Falcon Nest, and other facilities are owned and operated by El Paso Energy Partners
  • The Falcon Nest platform acts as a production hub for the Raptor (East Breaks Block 668), Tomahawk and Harrier (East Breaks Blocks 758 & 759) fields as well as the Falcon field
  • Gas is transported by the Falcon Natural Gas Pipeline


  • Stolt Offshore: Falcon Gas Pipeline Installation


  • 2001 - Falcon Gas Field discovered
  • 2002 - Final investment decision made
  • 2003 - Falcon Gas Field comes onstream
  • 2004 - Harrier & Raptor production started
  • 2006 - Marubeni acquired Pioneer's Stake



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  2. Serimax Pipeline References
  3. Pioneer Approves Development of Falcon Field
  4. Pioneer Announces First Production from Falcon Field, Approves Harrier Development and Acquires Additional Interest in Falcon and Related Projects
  5. Pioneer Announces Raptor Discovery and Updates Gulf of Mexico Activities
  6. Pioneer Closes Sale of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Assets

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