Tahiti Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Gulf of Mexico in Green Canyon
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Chevron - 58%, Statoil - 25% and Total - 17 %
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 400 to 500 million oil-equivalent barrels
  • Production Volume:


  • The Tahiti Field is one of the largest in the Gulf of Mexico. It was discovered in 2002 and is estimated to contain total recoverable resources of 400 to 500 million oil-equivalent barrels
  • Tahiti is located at Green Canyon Blocks 596, 597, 640 and 641, approximately 190 miles (305 kilometers) south of New Orleans, and in approximately 4,100 feet (1,250 meters) of water
  • Production is from two subsea drill centers tied backed to a floating production facility supported by a truss spar
  • Oil is trasported via the Amberjack Oil Pipeline and gas on the Discovery Gas Pipeline System


  • Technip:
    • Engineering, procurement and construction contract for delivery of the Spar hull and mooring systems
    • Fabrication of the topsides modules.
  • Mustang Engineering: Front-end engineering design for topsides oil and gas processing facilities
  • Gulf Island Fabrication: One of three utility modules
  • J. Ray McDermott: Transportation and installation of the In-Field Flowlines, including the associated pipeline end terminations (PLETs) and steel catenary risers (SCRs)
  • JDR Cable Systems: Electro-Hydraulic (EH ) umbilicals with air powered reelers and sheaves
  • Jotun: Painting of the SPAR


  • 2002 - The Tahiti Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 2004 - Mustang Engineering awarded topsides FEED
  • 2005 - Statoil acquires a stake from Encana
  • 2005 - Technip awarded hull and topsides contracts
  • 2005 - McDermott Awarded Marine Installation Contract
  • 2008 - Tahiti Spar installed
  • 2009 - Chevron Announces First Oil From Tahiti oil & gas Field


  • Primary pay sands are Lower to Middle Miocene from 23,000 to 28,000 feet and lie below a salt canopy ranging from 8,000 to 15,000 feet thick. The deepest producing well is more than 26,700 feet


  1. Jotun FPSO References
  2. Mustang Engineering Platform References
  3. McDermott Subsea References
  4. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  5. Top 100 U S Oil And Gas Fields
  6. Gulf Island Fabrication Platform References
  7. ChevronTexaco Makes Discovery At "Tahiti" Prospect In Deep Water Gulf Of Mexico
  8. Technip awarded spar platform contracts for the deepwater Tahiti field development in the Gulf of Mexico
  9. JDR Cable Systems Will Provide Intervention Umbilicals To GOM Tahiti & Blind Faith Projects
  10. Statoil acquires Deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets
  11. Chevron Announces First Oil From Tahiti Field in Gulf of Mexico
  12. Mustang Awarded Front-End Engineering for ChevronTexaco Tahiti Deepwater Project
  13. J. Ray McDermott Awarded Marine Installation Contract

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