Mardi Gras Transportation System

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

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

  • BPMP owns a 65% interest in Mardi Gras (42% net BPMP interest in Proteus)
    • 70 miles of 24- and 28-inch crude oil pipeline
    • Capacity of 425 kbpd
  • Transports crude oil production into Endymion and provides takeaway capacity for the BP-operated Thunder Horse and Noble Energy-operated Thunder Hawk platforms to the Proteus SP 89E Platform
  • Volumes sourced from the following production platforms:
    • BP-operated Thunder Horse
    • Noble-operated Thunder Hawk, which includes the Noble-operated Big Bend and Dantzler fields 
    • Shell-operated Appomattox, via the future Shell-operated Mattox pipeline
  • Major corridor crude oil pipeline system in a high-growth area of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Positioned to allow additional connections from new production platforms and supply pipelines
    • Will transport all future volumes from Shell’s Appomattox platform through the Mattox pipeline tieback
  • ExxonMobil and Shell own the remaining 35% interest in Proteus
  • Shell became operator in 3Q 2017

Endymion

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

  • BPMP owns a 65% interest in Mardi Gras (42% net BPMP interest in Endymion)
    • 90 miles of 30-inch pipeline
    • Capacity of 425kbpd
  • Endymion receives 100% of the Proteus volumes and delivers directly into LOOP 
  • Major corridor crude oil pipeline system in a high-growth area of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Positioned to allow additional connections from new production platforms and supply pipelines via a connection to Proteus SP89E Platform
    • The Proteus SP89E Platform will have a connection with the Mattox pipeline as well as the current connection to the Proteus Pipeline
  • ExxonMobil and Shell own the remaining 35% interest in Endymion
  • Shell became operator in 3Q17 

Caesar

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

  • BPMP owns a 65% interest in Mardi Gras (36% net BPMP interest in Caesar)
    • ~115 miles of 24-inch and 28-inch crude oil pipeline
    • Capacity of 450 kbpd
  • Transports crude oil production received from 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
  • Volumes sourced through connections to the following production platforms:
    • BP-operated Mad Dog and Atlantis
    • Anadarko-operated Heidelberg
    • BHP-operated Neptune 
    • Anadarko-operated Holstein
  • Major corridor crude oil pipeline system in a high-growth area of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Positioned to allow additional connections from new production platforms and supply pipelines
    • Expected to transport new volumes from BP's $9 billion investment in the Mad Dog 2 platform once it begins production
  • Affiliates of Shell, BHP Billiton, and Chevron own the remaining 44% interest in Caesar. Shell became operator in 3Q 2017

Cleopatra

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

  • BPMP owns a 65% interest in Mardi Gras (34% net BPMP interest in Cleopatra)
    • ~115 miles of 16-inch and 20-inch natural gas pipeline
    • Capacity of 500 MMscf/d
  • Gathers and transports natural gas production from the Southern Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico to the Manta Ray pipeline, which in turn connects to the Nautilus pipeline for ultimate transportation to shore
  • Volumes sourced from the following production platforms:
    • BP-operated Mad Dog and Atlantis
    • BHP-operated Shenzi and Neptune
    • Anadarko-operated Holstein
  • Major corridor associated natural gas pipeline system in a high-growth area of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Positioned to allow additional connections from new production platforms and supply pipelines
    • Expected to transport new volumes from Mad Dog 2 once it begins production
    • Neptune and the BHP-operated Shenzi platform have access through third-party pipelines into Cleopatra
  • Affiliates of Shell, BHP Billiton, Chevron, and Enbridge own the remaining 47% interest in Cleopatra. Shell became operator in 3Q 2017