SINGAPORE– Sembcorp Marine Ltd. subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters Pte. Ltd. has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Shell Offshore Inc. for the construction of the hull and topsides as well as the integration of the Vito floating production unit (FPU).
Comprising a single topsides module supported by a four-column semisubmersible floating hull, the Vito FPU is designed with a throughput capacity of 100,000 b/d of oil and 100 MMscf/d of gas.
The final contract award depends on Shell and its partners sanctioning the project.
Discovered in 2009 about 150 mi (241 km) south of New Orleans, Vito is in more than 4,050 ft (1,234 m) of water in Mississippi Canyon block 984 in the Gulf of Mexico.