Shell Midstream Partners’ Amberjack pipeline transports first oil from Big Foot project
Shell Midstream Partners, a growth-oriented midstream master limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced Amberjack Pipeline Company, a joint venture between Shell Midstream Partners and Chevron Pipe Line Company, received the first crude oil barrels of throughput from Chevron U.S.A.’s operated Big Foot platform on November 21, 2018.
“The Gulf of Mexico is a key component of our diverse portfolio as we continue to see growth in production demonstrated by the Chevron operated Big Foot project. Amberjack is strategically located and provides exceptional connectivity offering transportation options along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast,” said Kevin Nichols, CEO of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC. “We anticipate on-going organic growth on Amberjack in the next year from continued in-field development.”
The Big Foot field was first discovered in 2006 by Chevron and is estimated to contain total recoverable resources of more than 200 million oil-equivalent barrels and has a projected production life of 35 years. The Big Foot platform is designed for a capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil per day.
Shell Midstream Partners acquired 75 percent of the issued and outstanding Amberjack Series A membership interests and 50 percent of the issued and outstanding Amberjack Series B membership interests in May 2018, which was the Partnership’s largest acquisition to date. The system has delivered organic growth of 16 percent since being acquired by the partnership.
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30th November 2018