Mensa Offshore Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Blocks 686, 687, 730 & 731
  • Production start: 1997
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is located in 5,286 feet of water
  • Mensa field had three wells initially and now has four that feed into a manifold connected via a 12-inch pipeline to the West Delta 143C platform just over 100 kilometres away
  • At the time, Mensa was the deepest offshore development ever


  • Nexans: E/H Umbilical and Electrical Umbilical


  • 1986 - Mensa Offshore Gas Field discovered
  • 1997 - First gas produced



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