Noble Energy公司（纽约证券交易所代码：NBL）今日宣布其最近已经开始在墨西哥湾深水Gunflint进行石油开采作业。该油田拥有两口油井，且油田的范围在不断扩大，预计最低生产总值将达到每天2万桶石油当量(MBoe/d)，相当于该公司大约75%的石油当量。Noble Energy净石油生产总量预计最少将达到5万桶油当量/天，额外的生产量将取决于第三方主机设备的潜力。
Gunflint开采区位于密西西比峡谷948区块，与Williams Partners L.P.及Marubeni Corporation旗下的Gulfstar One facility可进行水下回接。Noble Energy墨西哥湾和西非地区的副总裁Hodge Walker说，”Gunflint项目标志着我们第四个重大海外项目在过去的九个月内成功完成，前三个重大项目包括墨西哥湾的Big Bend及Dantzler项目，以及赤道几内亚Alba B3非操作性压缩平台项目。我们的钻井作业团队在Gunflint开采区所取得的技术成就令人印象深刻，其中很多技术都是该行业中首次运用的创新型技术。很多同步操作的协调工作，包括浮式生产系统和水下钻井活动的调整与修改，对各方来说都是一个不小的成就。该项目在预算范围内准时完成，将对Noble Energy影响重大。今年下半年一直到2017年，希望我们可以继续取得进步。
Noble Energy对于Gunflint油田拥有31.14%的开采权益。其他拥有开采权益的公司包括：拥有31.5%开采权益的Ecopetrol America Inc.，拥有19.13%开采权益的Samson Offshore Mapleleaf, LLC以及拥有18.23%开采权益的Marathon Oil Corporation。
来自/OilVoice 7月22日消息 编译/郑雨晴
Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it has recently commenced production at the Company’s Gunflint oil development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The two-well field is ramping up and is anticipated to reach a minimum gross production of 20 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d), with oil representing approximately 75 percent of the volumes produced. The net amount to Noble Energy is expected to be at least 5 MBoe/d, with potential for additional volumes dependent upon available capacity at the third-party host facility. The Gunflint development, located at Mississippi Canyon Block 948, is a subsea tie-back to the Gulfstar One facility owned by Williams Partners L.P. and Marubeni Corporation.
Hodge Walker, Noble Energy’s Vice President, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa, stated, ‘The Gunflint project marks our fourth successful offshore major project completed within the past nine months, including the start-up of Big Bend and Dantzler in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the non-operated Alba B3 compression platform in Equatorial Guinea. Our drilling and completions teams delivered impressive technical accomplishments on the Gunflint development, including several innovative first time techniques for the industry. The coordination of simultaneous operations, including topside modifications at the floating production system and subsea well activities, is an accomplishment for all involved. The project was completed on time and under budget and will provide significant impact to Noble Energy as we progress through the rest of the year and into 2017.’
Noble Energy operates the Gunflint field with a 31.14 percent working interest. Other working interest owners include Ecopetrol America Inc. with 31.50 percent, Samson Offshore Mapleleaf, LLC with 19.13 percent, and Marathon Oil Corporation with 18.23 percent.