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Bullwinkle Development Project
The Bullwinkle field encompasses Green Canyon Blocks 64, 65 and 109. It is located about 150 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico and stands in 1,353 feet of water.
The leases were acquired at two OCS lease sales: OCS Lease Sale 72 in May 1983, at which Block 65 and Block 109 were leased and OCS Lease Sale 81 in April 1984, at which Block 64 was leased. Shell Offshore Inc. owns 100% of the leases.
The discovery well was drilled in October 1983 on Green Canyon Block 65. A total of four wells and four sidetrack wells were drilled within the three lease blocks.
Initial production while drilling began in July 1989. First production through permanent facilities occurred in late 1991.
In January 1996, the Bullwinkle platform began processing oil and gas from Shell’s deepwater "Rocky" subsea completion located in Green Canyon Block 110, about four miles away in 1,785 feet of water.
The expanded processing capacity was designed to accommodate the current Bullwinkle production of 14,000 barrels of oil per day and 22 million cubic feet of gas per day, the Rocky subsea production of 3,800 barrels of oil per day and 5.5 million cubic feet of gas per day, the BP/Amoco-operated Troika subsea production (Green Canyon 200, about 15 miles southeast of Bullwinkle) of 80,000 barrels of oil per day and 142 million cubic feet of gas per day, plus any further third party production for which contracts may be signed.
The facility expansion added about 4,000 tons of equipment and piping, utilizing more than 30,000 square feet. The new equipment consisted of production separators, inlet heaters, gas compressors, launcher receivers, control building, additional separators, hydraulic power units for subsea wells, bulk oil treater, flash gas compression, electrical generation equipment, a 20-ton crane, chemical storage and pumps for hydrate prevention, corrosion inhibition and paraffin dispersion, and additional pipeline pumps.
|Waldemar S. Nelson & Co. Inc.||engineering|
|Petro-Marine Engineering Inc.||engineering|
|Houma Industries Inc.||module fabrication|
|Production Management Industries Inc.||generator station fabrication|
|Seco Industries Inc.||electrical fabrication|
|John H. Carter Co., Inc.||instrumentation|
|Total Engineering Services Team Inc.||instrumentation and electrical installation|
|Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company||pumps|
|Solar Turbines Inc||rotating equipment|
|Reily Electrical Supply Inc.||electrical equipment|
Two additional subsea fields, Manatee (Shell operated) and Aspen (BP operated) were connected to the Bullwinkle Platform for processing in 2002.