Jumbo awarded Vito installation contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Jumbo has been awarded an installation contract for the Shell deepwater Vito development project.

Fairplayer, Jumbo's DP-2 heavy-lift crane vessel
Fairplayer, Jumbo's DP-2 heavy-lift crane vessel

Offshore staff

SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – Jumbo has been awarded the installation contract for the Shell deepwater Vito development in the US Gulf of Mexico.

TheVito development is located in the Mississippi Canyon, approximately 150 mi south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depth of more than 4,000 ft.

Jumbo’s installation contract involves the initial pre-lay of the mooring system as well as the subsequent tow and hook-up of the FPS.

Located over four blocks in the Mississippi Canyon area, the Vito development will consist of a semisubmersible host facility and eight subsea wells with deep (18,000 ft) in-well gas lift. First oil is scheduled for 2021.

Vito is expected to reach peak production of about 100,000 boe/d. Estimated recoverable resources are 300 MMboe.

The Vito development is owned by Shell Offshore Inc. (63.11% operator) and Statoil USA E&P Inc. (36.89%).

05/08/2018

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