Thunder Hawk Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Murphy Oil
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Block 734 in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Murphy Oil - 37.5%, ENI - 25%, Statoil - 25%, Marubeni - 12.5%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • A semi-submersible floating production unit with production capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil per day and 70 million cubic feet per day of natural gas is being utilized.
  • The field will initially produce from three subsea wells connected via flow lines to the facility, which is installed in 6,050 feet of water
  • The Big Bend & Dantzler Fields are to be tiedback to Thunder Hawk
  • The Big Bend field is 18 miles from the Thunder Hawk platform in 7,200 feet of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 698
  • The Dantzler field is 7 miles from the Thunder Hawk platform in 6,580 feet of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 782


  • SBM Offshore: Supply and operation of Semi-submersible production unit
  • Kiewit: Semi-submersible hull construction
  • Derescom: Glycol regeneration package, 60mmscfd, 1,960psig operating pressure
  • Aker Kvaerner: Installation of the spread mooring system, transportation and hook up of the FPU
  • First Subsea: Installation of the twelve mooring connectors

Big Bend & Dantzler

  • EMAS AMC: Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea tie-backs


  • 2004 - Thunder Hawk Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 2005 - Hydro acquires a 25% stake
  • 2006 - Marubeni acquired a stake from Pioneer
  • 2007 - Eni acquired 25% stake from Dominion resources
  • 2009 - Production commences
  • 2014 - SBM signed production handling agreement for the Big Bend & Dantzler Fields
  • 2015 - W&T Offshore Announces First Production at Big Bend



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Permanent Deepwater Structures
  2. Gulf Of Mexico Discoveries In Water Depths Greater Than 5000
  3. Derescom Oil And Gas Processing References
  4. Dominion Exploration & Production Announces Discovery at Thunder Hawk
  5. Hydro and Spinnaker: A perfect fit
  6. Pioneer Closes Sale of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Assets
  7. Eni completes the acquisition of Dominion's assets in the Gulf of Mexico
  8. Aker Kvaerner secures another floater installation contract in Gulf of Mexico
  9. First Subsea Completes Thunder Hawk Mooring Connections
  10. Murphy Oil Announces First Production At The Thunder Hawk Field In The Gulf Of Mexico
  11. SBM Offshore Announces Thunder Hawk Tiebacks
  12. Ezra's Subsea Services Division Finalises Triple Contract Signings With Noble Energy For Subsea Tie-Back Projects In The US Gulf Of Mexico
  13. Ezra's Subsea Services Division, EMAS AMC's Lewek Constellation Completes Inaugural Reel Lay Projects
  14. W&T Offshore Announces First Production at Big Bend Field

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