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Anadarko achieves first oil at Heidelberg spar in the Gulf of Mexico

American Oil & Gas exploration company, Anadarko, announced that it has achieved first oil from Heidelberg deepwater oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Located in the  Green Canyon region in the North Atlantic ocean, the Heidelberg spar achieved first oil 4 months ahead of schedule. It is estimated that the field holds 200 to 400 million barrels of recoverable natural resources. 

Heidelberg spar is a replica of Lucius truss spar, Anadarko’s most advanced truss spar to date. Lucius's 80,000 bpd design was replicated for the Heidelberg spar as part of the company’s “design one, build two” strategy.

Anadarko is the operator of the Heidelberg field, holding 31.5% interest and its partners include Cobalt (9.375%), Eni (12.5%), ExxonMobil (9.375%), Freeport McMoRan (12.5%), Marubeni (12.75%), and Statoil (12%).