Northside - “TOTAL Matterhorn: The Completion Experience”
The Matterhorn Field is located in the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Canyon Block 243 (MC 243) in 2,811’ of water, 30 miles SE of the mouth of the Mississippi river and 100 miles SE of New Orleans (Louisiana). TOTAL E&P USA, Inc. has 100% ownership of the Matterhorn field development. The field will be developed from a Tension Leg Platform (TLP), a first for TOTAL. The development plan called for 8 total wells, 7 dry tree wells to be completed off of the TLP and 1 Sub-sea injector well.
Completion design and time allocated for the implementation was extremely short. The lessons learned were continuously incorporated into the completion process, making the operations and the completion program more efficient. A total of 16 from the original 17 dry tree well zones were treated. The sub sea well was abandoned. The deviation of the original program was due to a better understanding of the reservoir that could be obtained only during the completion phase.
The success of the completion project is attributed to the combination of right technology and teamwork.
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