silver. Its two open-cut pits feed two concentrator plants which use grinding and flotation technologies to produce copper concentrate, as well as two leaching operations (oxide and sulphide). Pampa Norte (Chile) Pampa Norte consists of two wholly owned operations in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile–Spence and Cerro Colorado. During 2016, Spence and Cerro Colorado produced 174 kt and 77 kt of copper cathode, using oxide and sulphide ore treatment through leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning processes. Antamina (Peru) The company owns 33.75 per cent of Antamina, a copper and zinc mine in north central Peru. Antamina by-products include molybdenum and lead/bismuth concentrate and small amounts of silver. Iron ore asset Samarco (Brazil) Each of BHP Billiton Brasil and Vale holds a 50 per cent shareholding in the Samarco Mineração S.A. (Samarco), which operates the Samarco iron ore operation in Brazil. Samarco comprises a mine and three concentrators located in the state of Minas Gerais, and four pellet plants and a port located in Anchieta in the state of Espírito Santo. Three 400-kilometre pipelines connect the mine site to the pelletising facilities. Samarco’s major product is iron ore pellets. Coal assets The company’s coal assets in the Americas (Colombia and the United States) consist of open-cut mines. New Mexico Coal (the United States) New Mexico Coal consists of the Navajo mine, which is located on Navajo Nation land in the US state of New Mexico. Full ownership of the Navajo Coal Company was transferred to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, an entity of the Navajo Nation in 2013. Cerrejón (Colombia) The company has a one-third interest in Cerrejón, which owns, operates and markets a major open-cut export energy coal mines, located in the La Guajira province of Colombia. Cerrejón also owns and operates integrated rail and port facilities through which the majority of production is exported to European, Asian, North and South American customers. Potash Jansen Potash Project The company holds mineral rights in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The Jansen Potash Project is approximately 140 kilometers east of Saskatoon. Jansen is in the studies phase. Petroleum The company’s Petroleum unit comprises conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations, and includes exploration, development and production activities. The company has a resource base concentrated in the United States and Australia. Its core production operations consist of conventional assets located in the US Gulf of Mexico, Australia and Trinidad and Tobago and unconventional Onshore US assets. The company produces crude oil and condensate, gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) that are sold on the international spot market or delivered domestically under contracts. Operating Assets The company’s conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets include: Gulf of Mexico (the United States) The company operates two fields in the Gulf of Mexico (Shenzi with a 44 per cent interest and Neptune with a 35 per cent interest) and holds non-operating interests in three other fields (Atlantis with a 44 per cent interest, Mad Dog with a 23.9 per cent interest, and Genesis with a 4.95 per cent interest). The company’s producing fields are located between 155 and 210 kilometers offshore from the US state of Louisiana. It also owns 25 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively, of the companies that own and operate the Caesar oil pipeline and the Cleopatra gas pipeline. These pipelines transport oil and gas from the Green Canyon area, where its Gulf of Mexico fields are located, to connecting pipelines that transport product onshore. Onshore U.S. (the United States) The company holds approximately 838,000 net acres in four prolific US shale areas, which include Eagle Ford, Permian, Haynesville and Fayetteville, where it produces oil, condensate, gas and NGLs. The Black Hawk area of Eagle Ford and the Permian area are two of the company’s major liquids-focused field developments. Eagle Ford The company’s Eagle Ford area (approximately 252,000 net acres) consists of Black H
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