Shell has selected Gate Energy as the provider for facility commissioning of the Vito development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The scope of work includes commissioning planning, onshore commissioning execution, and offshore commissioning / ready-for-startup services.
Shell’s Vito development, sanctioned in April 2018, will consist of a Vito semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU) connected to eight subsea wells with deep (18,000 feet) in-well gas lift. Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine will construct and integrate the hull, topsides and living quarters of the FPU.
Commenting on the contract award, Grant Gibson, founder, and CEO of GATE said: “Vito adds to our recent awards to give GATE record book-to-bill for blue-chip clients as we accelerate out of the downturn. Looking forward we see growth in the top line, synergy from recent acquisitions, and expanding margins through cost efficiencies.”
The Vito development is owned by Shell Offshore Inc. (63.11%, operator) and Statoil USA E&P Inc. (36.89%). The field is located beneath more than 4,000 ft of water, approximately 150-miles southeast of New Orleans and is currently scheduled to begin production in 2021.
Vito is expected to reach peak production of approximately 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The development currently has an estimated, recoverable resource of 300 million boe. Vito will be Shell’s 11th deep-water host in the Gulf of Mexico.