Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS)

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Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS) is an operating oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico offshore Galveston, Texas, to Jones Creek, Texas, United States.[2][3][4]

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: ExxonMobil[1]
  • Parent company: ExxonMobil
  • Capacity: 100,000 barrels per day (bpd)
  • Length: 153 miles (245 kilometers)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2000


ExxonMobil operates a 153-mile common carrier pipeline system from oil fields offshore Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico to Quintana Terminal just south of Freeport, Texas. From Quintana, deliveries can be made to custody transfer points at Jones Creek or Texas City, Texas.[5] The pipeline was commissioned in 2000 and has capacity of 100,000 bpd.[6]

Oil is collected from the fields Diana (East Breaks 9945, 946, 988 & 989), South Diana (Alaminos Canyon 65), Hoover (Alaminos Canyon 25 & 26), Marshall (East Breaks 949), and Madison (Alaminos Canyon 24 & 25), which are located approximately 150 miles offshore Galveston in the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico. The primary production facilities consist of a Deep-Draft Caisson Vessel (DDCV) in 4,800 ft. of water at the Hoover site. Production from Diana began in May 2000.[5]

In April 2020, a leak from the pipeline caused a temporary shutdown of HOOPS, as well as halting production at ExxonMobil's Hoover platform and Shell's Perdido production facility.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS), A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Oil & Gas Platforms Map". saltwater-recon.com. Retrieved 2023-03-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Geographic Mapping Data in Digital Format". www.data.boem.gov. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  4. "ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934". sec.gov. 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "HOOPS Blend," ExxonMobil, accessed September 2017
  6. "Gulf of Mexico Crude Supply & Logistics," Crude Oil Quality Association, March 9, 2017
  7. "Shell halts production at Perdido hub due to HOOPS pipeline leak". NS Energy. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2023.

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