Appomattox Deep-Water Project Construction is ongoing for Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas development that will become Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

With the recent completion and sail away of the hull, and construction of the host platform and fabrication of subsea infrastructure currently underway, Shell’s Appomattox project is more than 65% complete. 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.

The Appomattox project will consist of a semi-submersible, four-column production host platform, a subsea system featuring six drill centers, 15 producing wells, and five water injection wells.

Take a closer look at the Appomattox hull as it prepares to “set sail” on its long and impressive journey in the following video:


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Location: Gulf of Mexico; 80 miles (129 kilometers) from the nearest shoreline in Louisiana in the Mississippi Canyon and Desoto Canyon areas
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) Shell-share.

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