The Mardi Gras Transportation System is a collection of JV interests in the Gulf of Mexico in which BPMP owns a 65% stake and BP Pipelines retains an 35% interest. The pipelines that make up the Mardi Gras Transportation System are Caesar, a crude oil pipeline, Cleopatra, a natural gas pipeline, Proteus, a crude oil pipeline and Endymion, a crude oil pipeline. These assets are operated by an affiliate of Shell.
Proteus is an approximately 70-mile crude oil pipeline with a 425 kbpd capacity and provides transportation for multiple crude oil producers in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline provides takeaway capacity for the BP-operated Thunder Horse and Noble Energy operated Thunder Hawk platforms. Noble’s Big Bend and Dantzler fields are connected to the Thunder Hawk platform
Endymion, which originates downstream of Proteus, is a 90-mile crude oil pipeline with a 425kbpd capacity and provides transportation for multiple oil producers in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Endymion receives 100% of volumes transported on Proteus and is connected to the LOOP Clovelly storage terminal with access to multiple downstream markets
Caesar consists of approximately 115 miles of pipeline with a nameplate capacity of 450 kbpd connecting platforms in the southern Green Canyon Area of the Gulf of Mexico with the two connecting carrier pipelines (Cameron Highway and Poseidon) for ultimate transportation to shore. Caesar is designed to not only meet the needs of the original BP-operated Green Canyon Area platforms, but also to accommodate new connections for growing production in the area. Connections include the Holstein platform operated by Anadarko, the BP-operated Mad Dog platform, the BP-operated Atlantis platform, the BHP-operated Neptune platform and the recently connected Anadarko-operated Heidelberg platform
Cleopatra is an approximately 115-mile gas gathering pipeline with an approximate capacity of 500 MMcf/d and provides gathering and transportation for multiple gas producers and third party gas shippers in the Southern Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico