Photo: Appomattox; Source: Shell

Danos to provide workforce for Shell’s Gulf of Mexico ops

Oil and gas services company Danos has won a contract from Dutch-Anglo oil major Shell for the provision of a production workforce across Shell’s assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

Danos said on Thursday that the contract was awarded by Shell’s subsidiary – Shell Exploration and Production Company.

The oil service provider stated that it would provide the workforce on Shell’s Appomattox, Auger, Enchilada, Salsa, Mars, Ursa, Olympus, Perdido, and Stones assets.

Danos added that the three-year contract began on 1 May and will employ 144 Danos personnel in a variety of positions.

The company will provide crane operators, control room and process operators, electricians, electronic technicians, instrument technicians, logistics, and onsite supervisors.

Owner Eric Danos said: “With a 73-year history, we have lived through many industry cycles. In today’s market, we understand the need to find innovative ways to provide services to our customers, and this contract is an example of that.

It is worth noting that the two companies have worked together for almost 50 years on developing the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas resources.

Danos has also been contracted to support Shell’s Unconventionals business in the Permian and Appalachian regions.

Apart from supporting Shell, Danos also supports other oil industry majors in the Gulf of Mexico, such as Equinor.

The company won a deal in early 2019 for work on Equinor’s its Titan spar production platform. That was the second deal with the Norwegian company on that platform since it also won a coatings maintenance contract the year before.

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