USA: Mustang Secures Topsides Engineering Contract for Anadarko’s Lucius Field

 USA: Mustang Secures Topsides Engineering Contract for Anadarko's Lucius Development

Mustang, a Wood Group company, has been awarded the topsides detailed engineering, procurement support and equipment inspection for a truss spar floating production facility in the Lucius field development to be operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation .

The facility will be located in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico, in approximately 7,100 feet of water, and will have a capacity of 80,000 BPD oil and 450MMSCFD gas.

Mustang President Steve Knowles commented, “We are enthused about participating in this world-class project. We have previously designed topsides for four Anadarko deepwater spars: Boomvang, Nansen, Gunnison and Constitution. Combining our knowledge of Anadarko’s objectives gained from those projects with our extensive expertise in deepwater topsides will help to ensure technical excellence for this deepwater production facility.”

Detailed engineering is scheduled to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 and first production is expected in 2014. Mustang recently completed conceptual and front-end engineering design for the project.

The Lucius unit includes portions of Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918 and 919. Anadarko operates the unit with a 35-percent working interest.

Co-venturers in the Lucius unit include Plains Exploration & Production Company with a 23.3-percent working interest; Exxon Mobil Corporation​​ with a 15-percent working interest; Apache Deepwater LLC, a subsidiary of Apache Corporation with an 11.7-percent working interest; Petrobras with a 9.6-percent working interest; and Eni with a 5.4-percent working interest.

Offshore Energy Today Staff, December 20, 2011; Image: Anadarko