The Ballymore oil and natural gas project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), which would be developed using a three-mile subsea tieback to reduce costs, has gotten a thumb’s up to proceed. 

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The Mississippi Canyon prospect, with design capacity of 75,000 b/d of crude oil, would be tied back to the Chevron-operated Blind Faith platform. Potentially recoverable resources for Ballymore, held 60% by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and 40% by TotalEnergies E&P USA Inc., are estimated at more than 150 million boe.

Oil and natural gas production would be transported via existing infrastructure, with first supplies expected in 2025.

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