In May 2019, Shell started production at Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas development that is Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
The development, located in the Gulf of Mexico and including the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields, is the first commercial discovery for the industry in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation.
Appomattox consists of a semi-submersible, four-column production host platform, a subsea system featuring six drill centers, 15 producing wells, and five water injection wells.
Watch Shell’s Appomattox hull is making its way to Ingleside, Texas where the final phase of host construction took place.
Watch! Take a look back at its final journey to its home in the Gulf of Mexico.
Watch as the Appomattox team safely and successfully delivers the mission critical task of connecting seabed to surface.
Location: Gulf of Mexico; 80 miles (129 kilometers) from the nearest shoreline in Louisiana in the Mississippi Canyon and DeSoto Canyon areas
Depth: Depth: Water depth ~7,400 feet (2,195 meters)
Interests: Shell 79% owner and operator, Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA Inc. 21%
Fields: Appomattox and Vicksburg
Production: Peak annual production of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
May 23, 2019
Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell Offshore Inc (Shell) announces today that production has started at the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico.
Jul 1, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces the final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox deep-water development in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision authorises the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The Appomattox development will initially produce from the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields, with average peak production estimated to reach approximately 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The platform and the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields will be owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc. (21%), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.
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