Big Foot Oil Pipeline

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Big Foot Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline running offshore of Louisiana, USA, in the Gulf of Mexico.[1]


The pipeline will run in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore of Louisiana, USA.[2][3]

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Project details

  • Operator: Enbridge Inc.[4]
  • Owner: Enbridge Inc.[4][5]
  • Parent company: Enbridge Inc.[4]
  • Capacity: 100,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Length: 40 miles[5]
  • Length: 20 inches[5]
  • Cost: US$200 million[6]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start year: 2018[5]


The project connects to the Big Foot ultra-deep water development in the Gulf of Mexico.[1]

The $250 million pipeline runs for 40 miles and has the capacity to carry 100,000 barrels of oil per day to an offshore connection that eventually runs to onshore pipeline, storage, and distribution networks.[7]

As of March of 2018, the pipeline was complete, but Enbridge was waiting for the Big Foot oil field development to reach first oil before officially starting up commercial operations.[7][7] While Enbridge owns and operates the pipeline, the oil field itself is operated by Chevron with a 60% share, while Statoil (27.5%) and Marubeni Oil & Gas (12.5%) hold the remaining stakes.[8]

According to June 2020 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the pipeline was put in service in the fourth quarter of 2018, and first oil was produced from the Big Foot platform in November 2018.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Planned Pipelines, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. Big Foot Oil Field, Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Technology, accessed October 2018
  3. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Bigfoot Pipeline". Hydrocarbons Technology. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Petroleum & Other Liquids, Movements, Energy Information Administration, June 4, 2020
  6. Enbridge’s Energy Infrastructure Assets Enbrdige, July 22, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 Callum Turcan, Big Foot, Bigger Problems: First-Oil Expected To Be Reached This Year, Seeking Alpha, March 27, 2018
  8. "Big Foot Oil Field". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2022-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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