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    Williams starts up deepwater pipelines in Gulf of Mexico

    News // February 15, 2002
    A unit of Williams has begun receiving oil and natural gas into new deepwaterpipelines that were recently completed in the western Gulf of Mexico. The production is taking place on the Nansen Field in the East Breaks area,located approximately 150 miles south of Houston in 3,700ft of water.First deliveries of oil were received on 28 January. First deliveries of gas were received on 30 January.

    The new pipelines are capable of transporting up to 80,000 barrels perday of oil and up to 360 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. Initial deliveries into the line are expected to average around 20,000 barrels per day of oil and approximately 10 to 15 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.

    Production will continue to ramp up as new Nansen Field wells are tied in during the first and second quarter. The pipes are also designed to serve a neighboring development in the Boomvang Field. Production from Boomvang is expected to begin flowing into the new pipes in May.

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