Julia Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Statoil
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: six billion barrels of resource in place
  • Production Volume:


  • The Julia field comprises five leases in the ultra-deepwater Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, 265 miles southwest of New Orleans. The blocks are WR-584, WR-627, WR-628, WR-540 and WR-583.
  • Julia is one of the first large oil discoveries in the ultra-deepwater frontier of the Gulf of Mexico
  • The Julia Phase I project is a subsea tie-back to the Jack & St. Malo production facility and the scope includes six subsea wells, one six-slot manifold, two umbilicals, six jumpers, two flowlines with two steel catenary risers, two subsea pump modules and topsides support equipment. Production will flow through two 10-inch production flowlines with subsea single-phase boost pumps.
  • The initial development phase is designed for daily production of 34,000 barrels of oil


  • FMC Technologies: Supply of six subsea trees, a manifold and associated tie-in equipment.
  • Oceaneering: Supply of an electro-hydraulic, steel tube umbilical approximately 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) in length
  • McDermott: Engineering, procurement and construction of the jumpers, four suction piles associated with the manifold, subsea pump, pump transformer and Subsea Distribution Unit /Umbilical Termination Assembly, as well as the transportation and installation of the manifold, suction piles, flying leads, subsea pump system, the power and control umbilicals and SDU/UTAs.
  • Nexans: Manufacture and supply an integrated power umbilical solution and associated termination hardware
  • Jumbo: Transportation of Subsea Modules


  • 2007 - Julia Oil Field discovered
  • 2013 - Development project sanctioned by partners



  1. ExxonMobil to Develop Julia Oil Field in the Gulf of Mexico
  2. Statoil sanctions the Julia field development in the Gulf of Mexico
  3. FMC Technologies Receives Subsea Equipment Order for ExxonMobil's Julia Development
  4. Oceaneering Announces Umbilical Contract for the ExxonMobil Julia Project
  5. McDermott to Install Umbilicals & Subsea Equipment in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Walker Ridge Field Development
  6. Nexans wins power umbilical contract from OneSubsea for ExxonMobil’s Julia oil field project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  7. Jumbo Vision Transports Subsea Modules For Julia Project Gulf Of Mexico

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