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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Green Kanyon Blocks 738, 781, 782, 825 & 826, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2004
  • Partners: BP - 60.5 %, BHP Billiton- 23.9 %, Chevron - 15.6 %
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Mad Dog Field started production in 2005 and utilizes a truss spar platform, equipped with facilities for simultaneous production and drilling operations. The facility is designed to process 80,000 barrels/day of oil and 60,000 standard cubic feet/day of gas.
  • The Mad Dog development consists of a truss spar, equipped with facilities for simultaneous production and drilling operations. Oil from Mad Dog will be transported via the Caesar Oil Pipeline to Ship Shoal 332B, where it will interconnect with the Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline System (CHOPS).
  • Mad Dog gas will be exported via the Cleopatra Natural Gas Pipeline to Ship Shoal 332A, where it will interconnect with Manta Ray Gathering System, and from there to the Nautilus Gas Transportation System into Louisiana.
  • Both Caesar and Cleopatra pipelines are part of the BP-operated Mardi Gras Offshore Oil And Gas Pipeline System.


  • Rauma Repola: Construction of Spar Hull
  • McDermott: Construction of 8,400-ST spar hull topsides
  • Mustang:
    • Topsides design, including detailed design and fabrication support
    • Project controls support and interface coordination of hull, riser, and drill rig systems
  • AMEC:
    • Topsides design contract on Mad Dog Phase 2
    • Hook up and commissioning services
  • Technip: Front end engineering design (FEED) contract of a Spar hull and mooring systems for the Mad Dog Phase 2 Project
  • FMC Technologies: Supply subsea trees, manifolds, and jumper equipment
  • Saipem: Drilling Rig Replacement Project
  • BiFab: Design and Project Management for Local Equipment Room / Drillers Control Cabin
  • J P Kenny: Concept selection for both wet and dry development scenarios, development of field architecture, evaluation of horizontal verses vertical trees and cost estimates for both options
  • Emtunga: Upgrade of living quarters


  • 1998 - Mad Dog was discovered
  • 1998 - Unocal acquired 25% stake
  • 2001 - The Mad Dog-4 appraisal well drilled
  • 2003 - AMEC awarded contract hook up and commissioning services
  • 2004 - First production
  • 2011 - BP announced today the drilling of a successful appraisal well in a previously untested northern segment
  • 2013 - FMC awarded contract for phase 2 equipment



  1. Mustang Engineering Platform References
  2. McDermott Platform References
  3. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  4. Saipem Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Major Projects
  5. Bifab Platform References
  6. J P Kenny Subsea References
  7. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  8. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  9. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  10. BP Amoco Announces Four Major Deepwater Finds in Gulf of Mexico
  11. Spirit Energy 76 to acquire 25% interest in deepwater Mad Dog prospect
  12. BP Begins Production at Mad Dog in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  13. AMEC Awarded New Oil and Gas Contract by BP in Gulf of Mexico
  14. BHP Billiton today announced results from appraisal and exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  15. Enterprise Facilities Receive First Deliveries From Significant Discoveries in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  16. BP Announces Significant Resource Extension of Mad Dog Field in Gulf Of Mexico
  17. AMEC awarded topsides design contract on Mad Dog Phase 2 deepwater project, Gulf of Mexico
  18. Technip awarded a key engineering contract for Mad Dog Phase 2 in the Gulf of Mexico
  19. FMC Technologies Awarded Subsea Contract for BP's Mad Dog Phase 2

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