Chevron orders first inside wellbore ESPs for GoM from Baker Hughes

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Chevron USA Inc. has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to supply electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems and production packers for seven producing wells, plus mud line packers for three injection wells, for its Gulf of Mexico deepwater Big Foot Project.

This award marks the first deployment of ESP systems inside the wellbore in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The ESP systems will be placed at a TVD of approximately 16,000 ft (4,877 m).

ESP systems are to boost the production and maximize recovery. The 1.200-hp dual ESP systems will be the highest horsepower in-well systems ever deployed offshore. The ESP systems are deployed on dual by-pass systems, allowing for reservoir access and the ability to switch between ESPs without intervention.

The Big Foot production facility will be an extended TLP with an onboard drilling rig and production capacity of 75,000 bbl of oil and 25 MMcf of gas. Deployment of the ESP systems is scheduled to begin in 2014.

05/24/2011



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