Subsea Services
North America
South America
Contact Us

BP Na Kika

Shell Na Kika

U.S., Gulf of Mexico Blocks MC 383, 429, 474, 520, 522, 607 & 657

Landmark: The BP Na Kika is the world’s deepest subsea production development.

The Na Kika development in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico is the largest project using the standard 4"x2" vertical tree-completion system. The project is a novel subsea co-development of six independent fields that, individually, would not be economical to produce. The six fields, including Kepler, Ariel, Fourier, Herschel, East Anstey and Coulomb, range in water depths from 5,800 to 7,750 ft (1,770 to 2,300 m). The trees are tied back to a centrally located host facility for fluids processing and export via pipeline.

The Coulomb field is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 657 and is tied back to the Na Kika host facility via a 25 mile (40 km) pipeline. It is the world’s deepest subsea cluster. Coulomb is primarily a gas development and will produce using a subsea production system consisting of two subsea wells producing at a combined rate of 20,000 boepd. Production is anticipated to start in 2005.

Several new and emerging technologies are installed on Na Kika, including downhole "intelligent well" equipment that provides the ability to isolate or commingle production from flow zones remotely from the host via the normal subsea control system. In addition, multiphase flowmeters are installed on well jumper assemblies to provide real-time three-phase (water, oil and gas) flow measurement data.


  • Contract Award: 2001, 2002 (Coulomb Field)
  • Sales: Houston, Texas
  • Fabrication: Houston, Texas
  • Service Base: Houston, Texas
  • Host Type: FPS-Semi
  • Contract Type: Alliance