Editor's note: This paper is reprinted with permission from the September 2003 issue of Sea Technology magazine.www.sea-technology.com

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The Nansen Field was discovered in May 1999 by Kerr-McGee Corporation and Ocean Energy, on East Breaks Block 602, deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The field is located about 150 miles to the south of Houston, in 3700 ft of water and it is part of the Greater Nansen-Boomvang Field which includes West, North, and East Boomvang as well as Nansen and Navajo Fields with total reserves up to 320 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE). The Nansen Field is the largest of...

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