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    Cal Dive announces first production at Gunnison

    News // December 19, 2003
    Cal Dive International (CDI) has announced that the Gunnison field in the Gulf of Mexico has achieved first production from the first of three subsea wells. The other two subsea wells are expected to begin production by year-end, with daily production from all three subsea wells projected at approximately 5,000 barrels of oil and 125 million cubic feet (MMCF) of gas by mid-January 2004.

    Production is expected to ramp up to a peak daily rate of approximately 30,000 barrels of oil and 180 MMCF of gas by year-end 2004 as seven dry-tree wells are completed. The Gunnison field covers Garden Banks blocks 667, 668 and 669, with the truss sparfacility moored in 3,150 feet of water in block 668.

    The Gunnison spar has daily production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil and 200 MMCF of gas per day. The facility was designed with excess capacity to accommodate production from satellite prospects in the area. The Gunnison partners are currently participating in an initial satellite prospect, Dawson Deep.

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