Deepwater GOM Project Claims Industry First

Deepwater GOM Project Claims Industry First
From left, LLOG COO Rick Fowler and TechnipFMC Chairman and CEO Doug Pferdehirt. PHOTO SOURCE: LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C.

LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C. reported Tuesday that it has ordered subsea trees from TechnipFMC for its Shenandoah Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

The subsea trees represent the first material equipment order for Shenandoah, and the order marks an industry first for subsea trees designed to withstand pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi), LLOG contends.

“LLOG is excited about signing this subsea tree order which is a first in the industry and a significant milestone towards the development of our Shenandoah project,” LLOG Chief Operating Officer Rick Fowler commented in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. “LLOG is pleased to expand our strategic alliance with TechnipFMC who has provided all of LLOG’s subsea equipment for more than a decade.”

The Shenandoah discovery occupies the unit comprising Walker Ridge blocks 51, 52 and 53 in the deepwater GOM approximately 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of New Orleans, operated LLOG stated. Other Shenandoah partners include Venari Offshore, LLC, Navitas Petroleum and Beacon Offshore Energy.

LLOG noted the Shenandoah leases are currently held under a suspension of production (SOP) and will be developed with a new floating production system. In addition, the Covington, La.-headquartered company stated the Shenandoah partners will drill multiple wells to develop the estimated 100 to 400 million barrels targeting previously discovered oil-bearing Upper and Lower Wilcox reservoirs.

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