Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS)

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


The pipeline runs from the Gulf of Mexico offshore Galveston, Texas, to Jones Creek, Texas.

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Project Details

  • Operator: ExxonMobil[1]
  • Current capacity: 100,000 barrels per day (bpd)
  • Proposed capacity:
  • 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.[2] The pipeline was commissioned in 2000 and has capacity of 100,000 bpd.[3]

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.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS), A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "HOOPS Blend," ExxonMobil, accessed September 2017
  3. "Gulf of Mexico Crude Supply & Logistics," Crude Oil Quality Association, March 9, 2017

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