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Summary Information

  • Operator: Anadarko
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Block MC 920, 150 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Located approximately 150 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana in more than 8,000 feet of water, the Independence Hub is the deepest offshore platform ever installed in the world. The facility is also the largest in terms of production capacity, capable of handling up to 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas
  • The platform is a deep-draft, semi-submersible platform that is connected initially to eight natural gas fields. These fields are located in the Atwater Valley, DeSoto Canyon and Lloyd Ridge areas of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where water depths range from 7,800 to 9,000 feet
  • Production from the hub is transported to shore via the 134-mile Independence Trail Natural Gas Pipeline
  • The gas fields connected to the hub are Atlas and Atlas NW, Jubilee, Merganser, San Jacinto, Spiderman, Vortex, Mondo NW, Q, Cheyenne, Callisto (Mississippi Canyon Blocks 875 & 876)


  • Keppel: Semi-submersible hull construction
  • FMC: 10 subsea trees and associated equipment
  • UniversalPegasus: Engineering permitting, procurement assistance and construction management services
  • Aker Solutions: Umbilicals


  • 2001 - Merganser & Callisto Gas fields discovered
  • 2002 - Vortex Gas field discovered
  • 2003 - Atlas, Spiderman & Jubilee Gas fields discovered
  • 2004 - San Jacinto Gas field discovered
  • 2005 - Q & Cheyenne Gas fields discovered
  • 2005 - FMC awarded subsea contract
  • 2007 - Production started
  • 2011 - Callisto gas field starts production



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Discoveries In Water Depths Greater Than 5000
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  3. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  4. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  5. Aker Solutions Umbilical References
  6. Universalpegasus Subsea References
  7. FMC Technologies to Provide Subsea Equipment for Independence Project in Eastern Gulf of Mexico
  8. Enterprise's Independence Hub Departs South Texas for Installation in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  9. Record-Setting Independence Hub Project Starts Production
  10. Enterprise Completes Installation of Independence Hub Platform; Begins Earning Fees

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