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Shell Offshore Inc. and partners are set to install a novel subsea gas production system on a four tract unit in 2,000 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Installation of Popeye Phase I subsea components beginning this month on Green Canyon Block 116, about 140 miles south of New Orleans, will mark the first use in the gulf of a subsea diverless cluster production system.
In addition, Shell said, the project will chalk up a series of other technological achievements because either:
Subsea technology to be applied at Popeye required equipment that didn't exist.