BP's Argos Platform, Centerpiece of Mad Dog 2 Project, Arrives in U.S.
By Stephen Nakrosis
Energy company BP PLC on Monday said Argos, a semi-submersible,
floating production platform and the centerpiece of the company's
Mad Dog 2 project, arrived in the U.S. after a 16,000-mile journey
from South Korea.
The platform arrived at the Kiewit Offshore Services fabrication
yard in Ingleside, Texas, BP said, adding that after work there is
completed, the platform will be towed to the Gulf of Mexico. There,
the platform will be installed about six miles from the original
Mad Dog spar, BP said.
Argos will be BP's fifth operated platform in the Gulf, the
company said. BP also said, "At peak, the facility will produce up
to 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day through a subsea
production system from 14 production wells," and added, "It will be
connected to and export oil and gas through nearby existing
Mad Dog 2's startup is projected for the second quarter of next
year, BP said.
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