Typhoon Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Green Canyon blocks 236 and 237
  • Production start: 2001
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is now known as the Phoenix Oil Field
  • The field is located in 640 metres of water in Green Canyon blocks 236 and 237, 160 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana.
  • The Typhoon project has set a new standard for rapid development of deepwater Gulf of Mexico fields. The project was completed in just over three years, following its discovery in June 1998. The time from project sanction to commissioning was approximately 18 months.
  • Gas is transported on the Anaconda Natural Gas Pipeline

Boris Oil and Gas Field

  • Boris is located in Green Canyon Blocks 282 & 238, in water depths of 2,400 feet, approximately five miles southeast of the Typhoon field
  • The Boris field was developed with a three-slot subsea manifold tied back via a single production flowline to the production facility on Typhoon


  • 1998 - Discovery of the Typhoon Oil Field
  • 1999 - Successful appraisal wells drilled
  • 2001 - Boris field is discovered
  • 2001 - First production
  • 2003 - Production starts from the Boris field
  • 2006 - ERT acquired Typhoon & Boris



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  2. Chevron Announces Encouraging Typhoon Appraisal Well In Gulf Of Mexico
  3. BHP Billiton announced the first oil and gas production from the Typhoon oilfield in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  4. Production Begins from Boris, BHP Billiton's First Operated Deepwater Asset in the Gulf of Mexico
  5. Helix Energy Solutions Subsidiary Acquires the Typhoon Oil Field

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