Japan’s oil company Inpex has announced that on January 16, 2015 first oil started flowing at the Lucius Oil Field, in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The Anadarko-operated Lucius oil field is located approximately 380km southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, where the water is approximately 2,160m deep.
Oil and natural gas produced at the oil field will be processed at a floating facility capable of processing 80,000 barrels of oil and 450MMscf of natural gas per day, and then transported to an onshore facility in the State of Louisiana by way of a subsea pipeline.
The Lucius deepwater US Gulf of Mexico project is operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which has overseen the development of oil and natural gas at the oil field since the Lucius partners made a Final Investment Decision (FID) in December 2011.
Inpex joined the consortium in August 2012 when it acquired a participating interest in the project, and has since taken part in development activities.