Red Hawk Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Anadarko
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Garden Banks Block 876
  • Production start: 2004
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • This cell spar measures 64 feet in diameter and 480 feet in length. It is composed of seven tubes, each 20 feet in diameter, with a center tube surrounded by the other six tubes, all connected by structural steel.
  • The deck is 110 feet by 132 feet. The synthetic mooring consists of high strength polyester fiber which provides a level of protection equivalent to or greater than that of steel wire rope systems, while reducing the vertical loads on the spar hull in deepwater projects.


  • Gulf Island Fabrication: Red Hawk Cell Spar Construction
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Red Hawk Spar installation


  • 2001 - Red Hawk Gas Field discovered
  • 2003 - The Minerals Management Service approved the use of the world’s first cell spar
  • 2004 - Production starts



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