Shell Taps McDermott For Subsea Work At GoM’s Great White Frio

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) subsidiary Shell Exploration and Production Co. has selected McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR) for new subsea umbilical and flowline installation at the Great White Frio development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s Alaminos Canyon Block 857, according to a news release.

The contract is valued at between US$1 million and $50 million.

McDermott said its scope of work includes project management and engineering; installation of a flexible flowline from the well to a pipeline end termination; installation of one 2,000-foot-long steel flying lead; and installation of two electrical flying leads (EFLs) in a water depth of 8,000 ft. Project management and engineering are scheduled to be performed in Houston, Texas, with offshore installation by McDermott targeted for completion in mid-2019.