BP Thunder Horse TLP
Another view of the Thunder Horse can be seen in picture #94
When built the Thunder Horse semi-submersible drilling and production facility was about 50 percent larger than the next largest floating semi-submersible rig in the world. It can process 250,000 barrels of oil and 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day – enough energy to provide for 6.5 million American homes. It cost around $5 billion.
The Thunder Horse area, which is 150 miles offshore of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, has the potential to produce approximately 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent over the life of the field, making it the largest discovery in the gulf to date.
Picture © BP plc
Picture added on 06 November 2006