SINGAPORE — Seatrium Ltd.'s wholly owned subsidiary Seatrium Oil and Gas International Pte. Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with Shell Offshore Inc. to carry out construction work for Shell’s Sparta project in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
Sparta is a deepwater development about 170 miles offshore the Louisiana coast measuring 4,300 sq ft. The development is owned by Shell (51%) and Equinor (49%). The final investment decision (FID) is expected later this year.
The Sparta FPU is conceived as a replicable project between Shell and Seatrium to leverage the group's topsides single-lift integration methodology, following the Vito and Whale newbuild facilities. It comprises a single topside module supported by a four-column semisubmersible floating hull.
The final contract award is subject to FID by Shell and Equinor.