Deepwater Specialists to commission Perdido hub

Shell Offshore Inc. has selected John Wood Group company, Deepwater Specialists Inc. (DSI), to commission the Perdido regional host facility, which will be installed in the Alaminos Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

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HOUSTON -- Shell Offshore Inc. has selected John Wood Group company, Deepwater Specialists Inc. (DSI), to commission the Perdido regional host facility, which will be installed in the Alaminos Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

DSI's scope includes the development of the commissioning plan and schedule, functional test procedures, the site materials control plan, permit-to-work system, commissioning control and reporting process, and the commissioning certification database.

DSI will coordinate mechanical completion activities and documentation with the construction teams in Ingleside and Houston, Texas, and in Pori, Finland during hull, topsides, and quarters fabrication. The company will carry out final functional and dynamic testing of the integrated facility offshore prior to first oil.

DSI says it has commissioned other Shell projects includingBrutus TLP, Ursa-Crosby subsea tieback, Na Kika semisubmersible, Mars water flood, Bonga FPSO, and the Ursa-Princess water flood project.

8/24/2007

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