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Julia oil field

Julia is one of the 1st large oil discoveries in the ultra-deepwater frontier of the Gulf of Mexico.

Julia oil field

The field was discovered in 2007 under 7,087 feet of water and is estimated to have nearly 6 billion barrels of resource in place, according to Exxon Mobil.

The Julia development is located approximately 265 miles southwest of New Orleans in water depths of more than 7,000 feet.  

Estimated to have operational life of up to 40 years, the field consists of 5 leases including WR-584, WR-627, WR-628, WR-540 and WR-583 in the Walker Ridge area.

ExxonMobil, the operator, and Statoil Gulf of Mexico each hold a 50 % interest in the Julia unit.
Over the past decade, ExxonMobil has drilled 187 deepwater wells worldwide in water ranging from 2,100 feet to 8,700 feet.

Technology has played a key role in the Julia development including the use of subsea pumps that have one of the deepest applications and highest design pressures in the industry to date.

The Julia Phase I project is a subsea tie-back to the Jack & St. Malo production facility and the scope includes:
  • 6 subsea wells
  • One 6-slot manifold
  • 2 umbilicals
  • 6 jumpers
  • 2 flowlines with 2 steel catenary risers
  • 2 subsea pump modules and topsides support equipment
The initial development phase is designed for daily production of 34,000 barrels of oil.
Production will flow through two 10-inch production flowlines with subsea single-phase boost pumps.