First production is scheduled to take place less than 3.5 years after the first discovery. Typhoon has an estimated field life of around six to eight years. The Typhoon field is a combination structural-stratigraphic trap, with four separate fault blocks. Subsequent to the discovery well in 1998, four appraisal wells were drilled. The late Pliocene stacked deepwater turbidite sands exhibit excellent reservoir properties and are expected to support high flow rates. The quality of the oil at Typhoon has an average API gravity of 32° and is similar to the crude oil currently being produced at other Green Canyon fields. The development plan for Typhoon is designed to deliver a peak production rate of 40,000 barrels of oil per day and 60 million standard ft³ of gas (gross).
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