In April 2018 Shell announced the final investment decision for Vito, a deep-water development in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Building on Shell’s history of leadership in the Gulf of Mexico, Vito will be Shell’s 11th deep-water project in the area. It is currently scheduled to begin producing oil in 2021.
Vito is expected to reach peak production of approximately 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The development currently has an estimated, recoverable resource of 300 million boe.
In 2015, Shell began to redesign the Vito project, reducing cost estimates by more than 70% from the original concept. Vito’s cost savings are due to the simplified design, in addition to working collaboratively with vendors in a variety of areas including well design and completions, subsea, contracting and topsides design.
Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine Ltd is constructing and integrating the hull, topsides and living quarters of the Vito semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU).
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation is supplying SeaRox SL 620 and SeaRox SL 960 A60 fire rated and comfort insulation. Being the critical partner at owner level and having a global availability with a wide range of certified products for the marine and offshore sector has made our SeaRox product line the preferred one to use for this project.
|Owner||Shell (63% operator) and Statoil USA E&P Inc. (37%).|
|City / Region||Singapore|
|Application||A60 Steel Bulkhead and Deck|
|Product type||SeaRox SL 620 and SeaRox SL 960|