Watch Shell’s Appomattox hull is making its way to Ingleside, Texas where the final phase of host construction will take place.
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. Take a closer look at the Appomattox hull on its long and impressive journey in the videos below.
With the recent arrival of the hull, construction of the host platform, fabrication and installation of subsea infrastructure, and drilling 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.
- July 1, 2015 - Shell takes final investment decision for the Appomattox deep-water development in Gulf of Mexico
|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).|
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