Blind Faith represents another milestone in Chevron’s efforts to tap the vast deepwater energy resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Installed in 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) of water, the Blind Faith Platform is the company’s deepest offshore production facility, with subsea wells located in 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) of water. The field has a maximum daily production capacity of 65,000 barrels of crude oil and 55 million cubic feet of natural gas. Chevron is one of the top producers in the deepwater Gulf and has an aggressive effort under way to find and develop new crude oil and natural gas from the region. In 2009, the deepwater Tahiti Field is expected to begin production.