April 2022, Vol. 249, No. 4


BP’s Argos Platform Pushing Digital Boundaries in GOM

Special to P&GJ  When it arrived at its offshore home on the Mad Dog Field in Green Canyon Block 780 at the end of 2021, BP’s Argos floating production unit (FPU) became one of the most digitally advanced platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  BP’s Argos platform for Mad Dog 2 arrives in Texas. (Photo: BP) Its journey from drawing board to first oil has had its share of challenges. But Argos has also been an opportunity for BP to transform and modernize its offshore operations.  The field, discovered in 1998, has been in production since 2005 through the Mad Dog production spar. Continued appraisal drilling in 2009 and 2011 doub

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