Danos nets Appomattox deal with Shell, creates new jobs

Danos, a Louisiana-based oil and gas service company, has been selected by Shell to fabricate three boarding valve skid assemblies for Shell’s deep-water Appomattox project in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to Danos, the project will engage its coatings, fabrication, instrumentation and electrical, project management and procurement divisions. The company says it will begin working on the project immediately, and it expects to complete the work in about 12 months.

Mark Danos, construction and fabrication division manager, said: “Shell and Danos have worked on projects together for the past 44 years. It’s an exciting time. Not only is this a great opportunity for Danos, it will create new jobs at our Amelia facility.”

The company notes that the boarding valve skids will be fabricated at its Amelia, Louisiana fabrication facility and shipped to Ingleside, Texas for integration on the facility topside. Furthermore, following integration, the equipment will be installed on a floating production platform located in deep-water Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles off the Louisiana coast.

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

Shell recently made the final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox development authorising the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The platform and the Appomattox field is owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc. (21%).

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