Shenandoah FPS concept; Source: Navitas

As US firm lands Gulf of Mexico FPS commissioning gig, first oil still on track for late 2024

Houston-based engineering, commissioning, and field services player Gate Energy has tucked a commissioning execution contract under its belt for the U.S. portion of a floating production system (FPS) project destined for a deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Shenandoah FPS concept; Source: Navitas

Gate Energy’s scope of work for the Beacon Offshore-operated Shenandoah FPS project entails final pre-commissioning and commissioning planning and execution following sail away from South Korea. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the Shenandoah field is situated in the Walker Ridge blocks approximately 230 miles from New Orleans, with water depths ranging up to 5,500 ft. The first oil is still targeted for late 2024.

Mark Myhre, President of Commissioning at Gate Energy, commented: “We are pleased to continue on with the Shenandoah project beyond the fabrication yard. Receiving the commissioning contract for the U.S. portion of the Shenandoah FPS will allow us to deploy a bespoke solution for our client and demonstrate how Gate Energy commissioning team can span the globe while maintaining continuity of culture and technical expertise.”

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy was put in charge of the design, procurement, construction, and delivery of the project’s FPS and its installation, while U.S. energy company Williams was hired to provide offshore natural gas gathering and transportation services and onshore natural gas processing services to the development.

In addition, Subsea 7 was selected to deliver EPIC and commissioning of the subsea equipment including structures, umbilicals, and production and gas export flowlines while Trendsetter was picked to provide a 20,000 psi subsea well intervention package for the Shenandoah project.

Lee Jordan, Gate Energy’s CEO, remarked: “This is another key award that further strengthens our position as the leading commissioning provider for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. We are proud to extend our current South Korean engagement in the project through to first oil in the U.S.A.”

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Beacon is the operator of the Shenandoah project following its acquisition of interest from LLOG. The company’s co-owner is ShenHai, a subsidiary of Israel’s Navitas Petroleum. The U.S. player currently holds interests in 89 deepwater leases with net resource potential above 400 mmboe.  

Recently, Beacon Offshore announced a final investment decision (FID) for the development of an oil discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which would be tied back to one of the spar platforms operated by Occidental (Oxy), former Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

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The contract award for the Shenandoah FPS comes after Gate Energy secured another commissioning contract for a floating production unit (FPU) destined for Woodside’s deepwater oil project in the Perdido basin in the Gulf of Mexico, located 30 km south of the Mexico-U.S. maritime border.



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