Oilfield services provider, Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) was recently awarded a contract by a leading petroleum product company, Shell Offshore, Inc., a subsidiary of Anglo Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS.A.
Under the contact, the Houston-based contractor will provide services and products for the development of Shell’s Appomattox project. This is the second contract won by Oceaneering for this project. In 2015, the company secured a contract to supply umbilical for the Appomattox development. Appomattox is a deepwater oil and gas project in Gulf of Mexico.
Per the contract, Oceaneering will support the design and installation of ancillary flowline hardware for the Appomattox development. The company will procure and set up pre-lay and post-lay crossing mattresses, flowline jumper fabrication and installation and manifold installation. The company also will design, procure, fabricate, and install subsea buoyancy for flowline thermal expansion.
Oceaneering is also expected to provide project management, engineering, subsea tooling and other required services to Shell. Further, Oceaneering has also planned to deploy its latest multi-service vessel – Ocean Evolution – for installation services. The company is likely to take delivery of the Ocean Evolution in late 2017. The work on the Appomattox project is expected to begin late this year and get completed in 2019.