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Shell says Cougar, Enchilada unit producing again

Reuters: Shell says Cougar, Enchilada unit producing again

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shell Oil said on Friday it began producing crude oil and natural gas from its Cougar and Enchilada units in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Saturday 3 September 2005

Sat Sep 3, 2005 7:11 AM BST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shell Oil said on Friday it began producing crude oil and natural gas from its Cougar and Enchilada units in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Today we began producing from our Cougar and Enchilada assets in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Yellowhammer Gas Processing Plant, in Mobile Bay, Alabama, is now operating,” the company said in a statement.

Shell did not elaborate on production levels.

The Enchilada unit, about 185 miles southwest of New Orleans, has a peak daily production from its two platforms of 32,800 barrels of crude and 171 million cubic feet of gas, according to the Shell web site.

Shell’s Cougar platform is part of its Popeye field, about 140 miles south of New Orleans in 2,000 feet of water. Three wells in the Popeye field have had a combined daily production rate as high as 167 million cubic feet and 9,000 barrels of condensate.

The Yellowhammer plant is about 20 miles south of Mobile and can process 200 million cubic feet of natural gas each day.

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