Enbridge to build Gulf of Mexico pipeline

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Enbridge has secured a deal to build and operate a 34-mi (54-km) crude oil pipeline in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

The company said the pipeline would tie into the proposed Heidelberg development. That project starts at the Green Canyon block 903 about 200 mi (322 km) southwest of New Orleans, in 5,300 ft (1,615 m) of water.

The pipeline is expected to be in service in 2016. The financial details of the project were undisclosed.

Anadarko Petroleum operates Heidelberg with 44.25%. Eni holds 12.5%, Apache Corp. 12.5%, Statoil 12%, Cobalt International 9.375%, and ExxonMobil 9.375%.

11/07/2012

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