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Shell delays US offshore production start ups


Shell delays US offshore production start ups

The first oil date for PowerNap has been delayed to early 2022, and the first oil date for Vito has been delayed to 2022, the company said. Both were expected to start up late this year to coincide with an expansion of the Mars offshore crude pipeline system.

“Covid-19-related delays, including reductions in personnel and the impacts of Covid-19 barriers on day-to-day working, have impacted project timelines,” Shell said.

Vito is expected to reach peak production of about 100,000 b/d of oil equivalent (boe/d) and PowerNap is expected to have a peak capacity of 35,000 boe/d.

The 65,000 b/d Mars pipeline expansion is on schedule to be completed this year. The 163-mile (262km) Mars system moves production from the Mississippi Canyon area offshore to salt dome caverns in Clovelly, Louisiana. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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