Platform jacket for Gulf of Mexico’s Hummer project complete

Hummer
Hummer platform jacket in preparation for transportation from its construction site in Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico field; Image source: Pestec

Petsec Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced the completion of a platform jacket for the Castex Energy-operated Hummer development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana.

To remind, Pestec announced the beginning of the platform jacket construction back in January 2016.

Pestec said on Tuesday, July 26, that the fabrication of the four-pile, three-slot jacket has been completed. The jacket will be installed in a water depth of 215ft over the Main Pass Block 270 #3 Hummer discovery well drilled in late 2015.

The company stated that the installation of the jacket is planned for mid-August.

Following jacket installation, a rig is scheduled to arrive on location to undertake the next phase of development which is to tie back the subsea suspended #3 well to the jacket and complete and test the well. Pestec said that it anticipates the test results to be available in September or early October 2016.

Following testing results, the well will be suspended for future production while the platform deck, facilities, and pipelines are fabricated and installed.

The company’s current estimates for the beginning of production are mid-year 2017.

The Hummer Development Project covers an area that includes portions of 3 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease blocks – Main Pass Blocks 270,273 and 274. Portions of Main Pass Blocks 273 and 270 have been unitized and are held by a Suspension of Production (SOP) approved by the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM).

Petsec Energy has 12.5% working interest in the well while 87.5% interest is owned by other private companies. Castex Offshore is the operator of the well.

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