Shell orders riser isolation valve system for Kaikias

Aug. 20, 2019

Offshore staff

HOUSTON Deep Down Inc. has received an order from Shell for work related to its Kaikias development in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

The order is for the design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of a riser isolation valve control system on the Ursa TLP, which is in the Mississippi Canyon block 810, about 130 mi (210 km) offshore Louisiana, in water depth of 4,500 ft (1,372 m).

The riser isolation valve control system will be installed on the TLP to provide shutdown of production fluids.

Kaikias began production in 2018. The first phase of the project includes four wells tied back using one flowline to the Ursa TLP.