Genesis Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Green Canyon Blocks 205, 160 and 161, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 1999
  • Partners: Chevron - 56.67 %, Exxon - 38.38 %, and Total - 4.95 %* Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 160 million barrels of oil and oil-equivalent gas
  • Production Volume:


  • Genesis utilizes a floating spar platform — which was the first ever to accommodate both drilling and production facilities
  • The Genesis hull — 122 feet across and 705 feet tall — is moored to the sea floor by 14 anchor lines
  • It has capacity of 55,000 barrels/day oil and 72 million standard cubic feet/day gas
  • It can accommodate up to 20 Production risers, 2 export pipeline risers, and 1 drilling riser
  • Oil is transported on the Amberjack Oil Pipeline


  • Aker Rauma Offshore: Construction of the hull and anchor system
  • J. Ray McDermott: Fabrication and installation of topsides
  • Cal Dive: Logistical support for installation


  • 1988 - Genesis Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1996 - Final investment decision taken
  • 1998 - Genesis Spar is installed
  • 1999 - First oil and gas produced



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  3. Cal Dive Announces Award Of Genesis SPAR Contract
  4. Project 'Genesis' Begins As Chevron, Exxon, Fina Give Green Light
  5. Chevron And Partners Set Hull Of Giant Platform In Gulf Of Mexicos Green Canyon
  6. Chevron, Exxon And Petrofina Celebrate First Oil From Genesis Project In U.S. Gulf

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