Shell's next TLP hull starts journey to Gulf of Mexico

Shell 's Brutus TLP hull, aboard the Mighty Servant 3, is en route to Aker Maritime's yard near Ingleside, Tex., on the Gulf of Mexico.Click here to enlarge imageShell Exploration & Production Co.'s Brutus tension-leg-platform (TLP) hull departed Daewoo Corp.'s fabrication yards near Okpo, South Korea, on Dec. 7, 2000, for a 2-month journey to Aker Maritime ASA's yard near Ingleside, Tex. At Ingleside, the hull will be integrated with the topsides modules being fabricated at McDermott International Inc.'s Amelia, La., yard.Shell plans to install the completed TLP during summer 2001 in 2,985-ft water in Green Canyon Block 158. The eight-slot TLP, the fifth for She...

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