Enbridge Inc. announced last week that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system.
Approximately 16 miles in length and 18 inches in diameter, the Stampede lateral will originate in Green Canyon Block 468, located approximately 220 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana. Water depth at the location of the planned pipeline is approximately 3,500 feet.
A Canadian company and North American leader in delivering energy, Enbridge's offshore pipelines transport approximately 40 percent of the natural gas produced in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and 45 percent of ultra-deep natural gas production. The company's offshore assets include interests in 11 natural gas gathering and transmission pipelines and one crude oil pipeline in four major pipeline corridors off the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi.