Na Kika Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: USA
  • Location: MC 474, 140 miles southeast of New Orleans
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners: Shell
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • The Nakika central permanently moored floating development and production host facility services 12 development wells from six tied back fields.
  • The fields are Kepler, Ariel (Mississippi Canyon Block 429), Coulomb (Mississippi Canyon Blocks 657 & 613), Fourier (Mississippi Canyon Blocks 520, 522 & 566), Herschel and East Anstey (Mississippi Canyon Blocks 519, 562, 607 & 608)
  • It is located 140 miles southeast of New Orleans in water depths ranging from 1,770 m to 2,316 m.
  • The fields utilise a Semi-Submersible FPU
  • Oil is transported via the Odyssey Oil Pipeline and natural gas via the Destin Gas Pipeline

Contractors

  • HHI: Construction of Semi-Submersible FPU
  • Technip: Infield pipelines, as well as the steel catenary risers (SCR’s)
  • Coflexip Stena Offshore: Installation of the infield flowlines and risers
  • JDR Cable Systems: Custom-engineered IWOC umbilical and reeler
  • Penspen: Operational Readiness; Operations & Maintenance Personnel
  • Nexans:
    • Nakika E/H Umbilical, Heating Umbilical & Coulomb E/H Umbilical
    • Nakika Phase 3 Umbilical
  • Manatee
    • Phase I - Subsea engineering, operational readiness commissioning & start-up
    • Phase II - Flowline engineering, Installation of tubing head spool & trees

History

  • 1987 - Coulomb & Kepler fields discovered
  • 1989 - Fourier field discovered
  • 1995 - Ariel field discovered
  • 1997 - East Anstey discovered
  • 2003 - FPU construction completed
  • 2003 - Fourier & East Anstey fields come on stream
  • 2004 - Ariel & Coulomb fields come on stream
  • 2014 - Start up of phase 3

Geology

Links

  1. Hyundai Heavy Industries Fpso References
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  3. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  4. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  5. Penspen Offshore And Platform References
  6. Manatee Offshore References
  7. Serimax Pipeline References
  8. Shell Awards Coflexip Stena Offshore the Leading Edge Installation Contract Of NaKika Infield Flowlines and Risers in the Ultra
  9. Technip sets new world deepwater records with the Deep Blue on the Na Kika project in the Gulf of Mexico
  10. Production Begins at Na Kika in Gulf of Mexico
  11. BP Awards JDR Contract To Supply (IWOC) Umbilical And Reeler Systems For The Na Kika Development
  12. BP Starts up Na Kika Phase 3 in Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico

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