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Manatee Development Project
Manatee is located in Green Canyon Block 155 in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southwest of New Orleans in approximately 1,940 feet of water. The leases were acquired for approximately ,324,800 in OCS Lease Sale 157 in April 1996.
Shell is the operator and has a 52% interest in the project. Devon Energy has a 48% interest. The discovery well was drilled in April of 1998 by Shell using Diamond's Ocean Concord semi-submersible rig. The original well was subsequently sidetracked three times, once in June 1998 and twice in May of 2000.
The target reserves are in turbidite sands at depths ranging from approximately 16,800 feet to 17,100 feet subsea. The average net thickness is approximately 100 feet in two reservoirs.
Manatee is a two well subsea development consisting of a 5-mile tieback to Shell's Angus subsea manifold in Green Canyon 113. Production is transported a total of 17 miles to Shell's Bullwinkle platform, located on Green Canyon 65, for processing and export. The subsea controls will extend from Bullwinkle through the Angus umbilical termination structure and a 5 mile umbilical from the Angus hydraulic distribution manifold to Manatee.
|US Steel and CPW America||Flowlines|
|Shell Deepwater Services||Detailed engineering|
|Global Industries||Flowline installation|
|Halliburton Subsea||Umbilical installation|
Total development costs are less than 0 million, excluding lease costs.Production
Production began in the third quarter of 2002.