TotalEnergies announced the sanction of developing the Ballymore field, located 120 kilometers off the coast of Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
TotalEnergies holds a working interest of 40% in Ballymore. While the remaining share holds by Co-owner Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation as operator.
The Ballymore field will be developed through 3 production wells, tied back to the Chevron-operated Blind Faith Floating Production Unit. First well is expected to start operation in 2025 with a capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil per day (b/d) .
The development working will be implemented by utilizing existing infrastructure, allowing the lowest development costs and lower emission intensity.
“Sanctioning the Ballymore field development, only four years after the discovery, is the result of our exploration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, said David Mendelson, Senior Vice President Americas of TotalEnergies Exploration & Production.
“Thanks to its tie-back development concept, this decision fits TotalEnergies’ strategy of focusing on oil projects with low breakeven and low emissions, ” Mendelson added.