Petsec Energy, a stakeholder in the Hummer project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico project, has informed that the Hummer platform jacket has been installed over the Main Pass 270 #3 discovery well, offshore Louisiana.
Also, the Ensco 87 jack-up drilling rig has reached the platform jacket site, to carry out the next phase of the development; the tie back of the subsea suspended #3 well to the jacket and the completion and production testing of the well
Petsec anticipates the results of the production testing will be available in mid to late October 2016.
After the testing, the well will be temporarily suspended for future production, while the platform deck, facilities, and pipelines are fabricated and installed. First production is expected in 2017.
The Hummer Development Project covers an area that includes portions of three Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease blocks – Main Pass Blocks 270, 273 and 274.
Portions of Main Pass Blocks 273 and 270 have been unitised and are held by a Suspension of Production (SOP) approved by the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM). Main Pass Block 274 was recently leased by the Hummer Development Project partners at a federal lease sale held in March 2016 and is in its primary lease term.