The Whale field development will include a floating production unit (FPU) that will be operated in the Alaminos Canyon Block 772 in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. “Shell chucked another $4.5 billion on the raging writedown bonfire. Shell’s semi-submersible Appomattox host platform has now arrived on location in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and is expected to start production before the end of 2019. In the US Gulf of Mexico, we announced first production from Appomattox (Shell interest 79%). Shell is operator and 80 percent owner. Shell’s Appomattox host has now arrived on location in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and is expected to start production before the end of 2019. Its namesake discovery held estimated at 500 million BOE, according to Shell, which said a handful of other nearby Norphlet finds could sustain production, expected to reach 175,000 b/d. “That Appomattox was safely brought online ahead of schedule and far under budget is a testament to our ongoing commitment to drive down costs through efficiency improvements during execution,” Andy Brown, upstream director for Royal Dutch Shell, said in a news release. Shell has been a part of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast for more than 100 years. Nexen Inc owns 20 percent. Project overview 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 is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 348 in water depth of more than 7,000 feet. The Dover discovery is Shell’s sixth in the Norphlet. Enquiries. In addition to Appomattox and Kaikias, Shell is also advancing Coulomb Phase Two, a brownfield re-development project that has the potential to extend the field’s productive life by at least 10 years. Take a closer look at the Appomattox project during its long and impressive journey in the videos below. 1 of 18. Development planning for Appomattox is under way, which may include Vicksburg located about 10 km (6 mi) east of the discovery in DeSoto Canyon block 353. The discovery is located approximately 13 miles from the Appomattox host and is considered an attractive potential tieback. FINAL DESTINATION. In August 2019, we took the FID for the PowerNap deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico. In making the announcement last week, Royal Dutch Shell noted the Appomattox is the first commercial discovery now brought into production in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation—a Jurassic aeolian system—and has an expected peak production of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. “Dover showcases our expertise in discovering new, commercial resources in a heartland helping deliver our deep-water growth priority,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director for Royal Dutch Shell. The Anglo-Dutch company said the floating production system will produce around 175,000 barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day (boed). Shell has started production at Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule. LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has started producing oil and gas at its Appomattox deep water platform in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the largest projects launched in the basin in recent years. Shell Offshore said it made a “large” deepwater discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico that it believes could be tied back to its Appomattox platform. The well was drilled to a depth of 7,643m (25,077ft) and encountered approximately 162m (530ft) of oil pay. “Appomattox will become a new growth driver to our overseas production.”. The latest was at its Dover well on Mississippi Canyon Block 612, where it encountered more than 800 feet of net pay. The start of production at Appomattox, Lula North and the Prelude liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel off Australia earlier this year is expected to add $5 billion to Shell’s cash flow by 2020, analysts at Jefferies said. Drillers fight for survival in a world of cheap oil. “Shell chucked another $4.5 billion on the raging writedown bonfire. Shell is … In these conditions, the Appomattox semi-submersible platform should have a treatment capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil.. Appomattox (Shell interest 79%) currently has an expected peak production of 175 thousand boe/d and is the first commercial discovery now brought into production in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation. Shell has said it has made a large, deep-water, exploration discovery in the Norphlet geologic play in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with its Dover well. The Appomattox Deepwater Development project involves the initial development of the Appomattox and Vicksburg deepwater fields, which are located approximately 129km (80 miles) offshore Louisiana, US, at a water depth of approximately 2,195m (7,200ft). Shell has revamped its deepwater strategy to fit the needs of a low oil price environment, and its Appomattox project in the Gulf of Mexico is a key example of how the company is keeping deepwater not only profitable, but also competitive with onshore projects. The field is owned and operated by Royal Dutch Shell. Appomattox is the first commercial development in the Norphlet formation, with startup in early 2019. Shell, Nexen estimate GOM Appomattox discovery to hold 250 million boe. Royal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with plans to develop its Appomattox deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico, despite the steep drop in oil prices over the last year. Never Sell Shell, the old stock market adage that’s been undone by the pandemic, came under more strain today when the oil giant slashed its valuation on more assets. Appomattox is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 348 in water depth of more than 7,000 feet. Appomattox is the third discovery in the area following early discoveries at Shiloh (Shell 80%, Nexen 20%) and Vicksburg (Shell 75%, Nexen 25%) which were drilled in 2003 and 2007, respectively. “We are very pleased with the commencement of production ahead of schedule as well as the cost reduction that were achieved through optimization and innovation at Appomattox,” Yuan Guangyu, CEO of the government-owned Chinese company, said in a news release. Appomattox floating production system is located approximately 129 kilometres south east of Louisiana in approximately 2,255 metres of water. Shell also disclosed it will take up to a $4.5 billion posttax charge in the fourth quarter related to natural gas contracts, its Appomattox field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the whittling down of its refinery portfolio. Shell’s deep-water projects portfolio in the area includes Kaikias, Appomattox and Coulomb Phase 2. The Anglo-Dutch firm’s 100%-owned Dover well on Mississippi Canyon Block 612 encountered more than 800 ft of net pay in the Norphlet formation, marking Shell’s sixth discovery in that formation since 2003. Appomattox, which is located in U.S. waters, was completed ahead of its expected startup in the third quarter of 2019 and at around 40% below its initial planned cost in 2015, Shell said. Appomattox is a joint venture between Shell (79%, operator) and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of China’s CNOOC Limited (21%). Jan 2nd, 2018. The well was drilled in Mississippi Canyon Block 612, located approximately 170 miles (273 kilometers) offshore southeast of New Orleans, in a water depth of 7,500 feet (2,280 meters) to a total vertical drilling depth of 29,000 feet (8,839 meters) measured depth. Willing to benefit from the successful experience in Olympus, Shell and Nexen, develop Appomattox with similar process and selected Houston Offshore Engineering to design the topsides.. Appomattox field in the US Gulf of Mexico started production ahead of schedule in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico about 80 miles offshore Louisiana. Shell has made six discoveries in the Norphlet formation since 2003. All rights reserved. Appomattox host platform is owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA Inc. (21%). ... Perdido is expected to produce enough oil each day to fill 132,000 cars with gasoline. Whale, operated by Shell (60%) and co-owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (40%), is in Alaminos Canyon Block 772, adjacent to the Shell-operated Silvertip field and about 10 miles from the Shell … Perdido features a spar design and is moored in around 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water. Shell's floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Appomattox. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Reporting by Ron Bousso; Editing by Susan Fenton. Located in Mississippi Canyon blocks 657 and 613, the original Coulomb field was first placed online in July 2004. In May 2019, production started at the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule. The ultra-deepwater project lies in a depth of approximately 2,900m. Shell owns a 79% stake in the Appomattox and Vicksburg deepwater fields and the remaining 21% interest is held by Nexen Petroleum Offshore, Inc., a … First gas deliveries took place on June 22, 2019. The Appomattox field is primarily situated in Mississippi Canyon block 392 and straddles Blocks 391 and 348, whereas the Vicksburg discovery […] An area called Alaminos Canyon block 857 in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell’s GOM production averaged about 225,000 boe/d in 2014. Shell is operator and 80 percent owner. Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico currently has an expected production of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), […] “Appomattox creates a core long-term hub for Shell in the Norphlet through which we can tie back several already discovered fields as well as future discoveries.”. We are committed to helping shape a positive future for the region through our business activities, social investment programs and employee volunteer work. Appomattox floating production system is located approximately 129 kilometres south east of Louisiana in approximately 2,255 metres of water. Stones field is situated in Block 508 in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, around 322km off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Dresser-Rand delivers equipment for Shell Appomattox deepwater project. Production has begun several months early at the Appomattox platform, about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The start-up comes several months early and 40% under budget. HOUSTON– Shell has made a large oil discovery with its Dover exploration well in the Norphlet geologic play in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.. The project has realized cost reductions of more than 40% since a final investment decision in 2015 through optimized development planning and enhanced designs and fabrication. This is Shell’s sixth discovery in the Norphlet play and encountered more than 800 net feet of pay (244 meters). It is the first commercial discovery brought into production in the deep-water Norphlet formation in the US Gulf of Mexico. Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Thursday said it was ramping up production at it Mars Corridor And Appomattox platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut due to Hurricane Zeta. Appomattox. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. An appraisal sidetrack had also been drilled to 25,950ft, encountering 380ft of oil pay. The Dover discovery, drilled by theTransoceanDeepwater Poseidon ultra-deepwater drillship, is Shell’s sixth in the Norphlet and encountered more than 800 net ft (244 m) of pay.. In making the announcement last week, Royal Dutch Shell noted the Appomattox is the first commercial discovery now brought into production in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet … The start-up comes several months early and 40% under budget. Shell is the only operator in the GOM with commercial deepwater discoveries in the Norphlet. Appomattox will add approximately 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Shell share) when it reaches peak production, with a breakeven price below $50 per barrel. The Anglo-Dutch company said the floating production system will produce around 175,000 barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day (boed). That field, lying about 170 miles southeast of New Orleans in 7,500 feet of water, and 13 miles from the Appomattox, is the source of first production at the platform. Appomattox, which is located in U.S. waters, was completed ahead of its expected startup in the third quarter of 2019 and at around 40% below its initial planned cost in 2015, Shell said. Shell has started production at Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule. BSEE Inspects New Shell Appomattox Platform. The company owns a 79% stake in Appomattox; CNOOC, a subsidiary of the China National Offshore Oil Corp., owns the rest. Read Zacks Investment Research's latest article on Investing.com Nexen Inc owns 20 percent. Shell keeps deepwater viable with Appomattox project. © 10/12 Industry Report. In Brunei, we acquired the deep-water exploration Block CA-1 (Shell interest 86.95%). Shell spudded the discovery well on block 392 to a depth of 25,077ft and encountered about 530ft of oil pay. In February, Shell and its partners started production at the Lula North field offshore Brazil. Appomattox is the first commercial development in the Norphlet formation, with startup in early 2019. Shell is one of the world’s largest deepwater producers and its offshore production is on track to reach 900,000 boed by 2020, it said. 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 project will fund the development of the estimated 650 MMboe resources at Appomattox and Vicksburg, with production startup targeted for … The latest was at its Dover well on Mississippi Canyon Block 612, where it encountered more than 800 feet of net pay. Shell Offshore Inc. reported its sixth oil discovery in the Norphlet geologic play in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Appomattox hull, weighing 40,000 metric tons, is the largest floating production system that Shell has ever built. Shell made a large, deepwater, exploration discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with its Dover well. The Jurassic-period Norphlet play is a geological formation that extends from onshore to the deep waters of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. It was followed by drilling an appraisal sidetrack well that same year to a depth of 7,910m (25,950ft), which encountered approximately 116m (380ft) of oil pay. Production has begun several months early at the Appomattox platform, about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The platform will become Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of.. The Appomattox facility will be a four-column semi-submersible production platform moored using sixteen mooring lines arranged in 4×4 clusters, in 2,255m of water approximately 130km offshore Louisiana. Shell holds 79% of the project while Chinese state oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd holds the remaining 21%. In these conditions, the Appomattox semi-submersible platform should have a treatment capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil.. In Brunei, we acquired the deep-water exploration Block CA-1 (Shell interest 86.95%). Shell said the Appomattox appraisal well in 7,257 ft of water on Mississippi Canyon Block 348 went to 25,851 ft and encountered 150 ft of oil pay. In October, Ingleside, Texas, welcomed the hull of Shell’s Appomattox production platform, floating aboard a massive heavy-transport vessel, after its journey from halfway around the world. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. Shell also disclosed it will take up to a $4.5 billion posttax charge in the fourth quarter related to natural gas contracts, its Appomattox field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the whittling down of its refinery portfolio. The Dover discovery is Shell’s sixth in the Norphlet play and has encountered more than 800 net feet of pay (244 meters). CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Stones Deep-Water Project Shell safely started production from its next-generation deepwater oil and gas project called Stones. Appomattox (Shell interest 79%) currently has an expected peak production of 175 thousand boe/d and is the first commercial discovery now brought into production in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation. It is designed to safely withstand hurricane force conditions. Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico currently has an expected production of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), […] ... Equinor and YPF team up with Shell in Argentina's offshore CAN 100 block (1/14) FROM THE ARCHIVE /// Shell announced a successful appraisal operation at its Appomattox discovery in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico with resources potential of about 500 million boe. Its namesake discovery held estimated at 500 million BOE, according to Shell, which said a handful of other nearby Norphlet finds could sustain production, expected to reach 175,000 b/d. The appraisal well in Mississippi Canyon Block 348, in approximately 2,212 metres of water, was drilled to a total depth of 7,879 metres and encountered approximately 46 metres of oil pay. Construction of the host facility for Shell’s pioneering development will be completed in Ingleside after fabrication of the hull in South Korea. Shell and Nexen are following up the Rydberg discovery with an exploratory well at Gettysburg, located in Desoto Canyon Block 398 which is also within 10 miles (16 kilometres) of the planned Appomattox Development. Offshore staff. The Perdido spar acts as a production hub for three fields – Great White, Tobago and Silvertip. The well was drilled in Mississippi Canyon block … Shell started operating its Perdido production hub in 2010, opening up a new frontier in deep water oil and gas recovery. Willing to benefit from the successful experience in Olympus, Shell and Nexen, develop Appomattox with similar process and selected Houston Offshore Engineering to design the topsides.. The Appomatox field was discovered in March 2010 by drilling the discovery well at Mississippi Canyon block 392. Shell and Nexen to take experience from Olympus In order to develop the challenging Appomattox oil field in […] Read more. Technology. As Shell finishes construction on its Appomattox Semi-Submersible Platform hull, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement engineers and inspectors signed off on several topsides components during a pre-production inspection March 27, 2018. It is the first producing field in the Norphlet area and “just the beginning” of activity there, Shell said. By Ron Bousso. 9/30/2016. Shell holds and operates an 80% interest at Appomattox and Nexen holds the remaining 20%. The pipeline extends 54 mi from the Shell-operated Appomattox platform in 7,400 ft of water to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located approximately 60 mi south of Mobile, Alabama. Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has announced a significant discovery at the Blacktip prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas project is Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. 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. Shell has made six discoveries in the Norphlet formation since 2003, the latest at its Dover well on Mississippi Canyon Block 612, where it encountered more than 800 feet of net pay. Notes to editors . LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (LON: RDSa) has started producing oil and gas at its Appomattox deep water platform in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the largest projects launched in the basin in recent years. The Anglo-Dutch firm’s 100%-owned Dover well on Mississippi Canyon Block 612 encountered more than 800 ft of net pay in the Norphlet formation, marking Shell’s sixth discovery in that formation since 2003. Constructed in Geoje, South Korea, it made its way to Ingleside, Texas in 2017 where the host platform and subsea infrastructure were added. Shell Offshore said it made a “large” deepwater discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico that it believes could be tied back to its Appomattox platform. Shell says the discovery is located approximately 13 miles from the Appomattox host platform, making it an attractive potential tieback. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. The Appomattox platform, Royal Dutch Shell's floating production system, was designed to bring in oil discovered in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation. Shell and Perdido co-owners, BP and Chevron, expect first production around the turn of the decade. Stocks Analysis by Zacks Investment Research covering: Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A, Transocean Ltd, Ensco Rowan PLC, Schlumberger NV. Shell has made six discoveries in the Norphlet formation since 2003. Additional appraisal activities are planned later this year. The field was further appraised in F…