(INGLESIDE, Texas) - Interior Secretary
Gale Norton will join officials of BP at a ceremony Saturday to dedicate
the world's largest and most advanced floating oil platform, which will
be used to tap into a huge reservoir of oil and gas 150 miles off the
coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Thunder Horse platform
is about 50 percent larger than the next largest floating production
semi-submersible platform in the world and includes more than 100 technological
advancements that will allow it to process 250,000 barrels of oil and
200,000 million cubic feet of natural gas per day - enough to provide
the daily energy needs for 6.5 million American households.
Who: Interior Secretary Gale
Minerals Management Service Director Johnnie Burton
BP America President Ross Pillari
What: Dedication of Thunder
When 9 a.m. CST, Saturday,
Where: Offshore Services
fabrication facility at 2440 Kiewit Road, Ingleside, Texas.