As CT scanning provides a non-intrusive inspection method, all assets will remain operational throughout each project.
The waterflood project is Chevron’s first in the deepwater Wilcox trend and is expected to contribute an estimated ultimate recovery of more than 175 million boe.
The company will work with BP to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect , while it has acquired from ExxonMobil the Hershey prospect.
The survey is in the the Salina del Istmo Basin in the Bay of Campeche and includes the recent Zama-1 discovery.
The company's CAN technology aims to reduce field development costs and help with wells in difficult seabed conditions.
CannSeal’s technology is now available to US and Gulf of Mexico operators looking to extend the life of a mature well or re-establish well integrity.
The decision reflects a broader trend of majors embracing subsea tie-backs that offer quicker paths to first oil and attractive returns, according to Wood Mackenzie.
The project is expected to start production in late 2021 and produce up to 35 000 boe/d at peak rates.