BP announced that it has successfully started the Manuel project in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release. This project is the fourth of the five major projects which are expected to be submitted globally in 2021.

Manuel project includes a new subsea production system for two new wells into the Na Kika platform. These wells are expected to raise the total production of the platform to 20,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

On this occasion, Starlee Sykes, bp senior vice president Gulf of Mexico and Canada said “Manuel is exactly the type of high-value project that is critical to growing our business here in the Gulf of Mexico. bp’s focused and resilient hydrocarbons business is a key pillar of our strategy. This start-up is another example of our team’s commitment to safe and reliable operations.”

In addition, Ewan Drummond, BP Senior Vice President of projects, production and operations said “our disciplined investment in Manuel is part of our target to add 900,000 boe/d of production from new projects by the end of 2021. The safe production of resilient hydrocarbons in the basins we know best is core to advancing our strategy to transform into an integrated energy company.”