Seatrium Collaborates with Shell on FPSs for Mutual Developments

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Collaboration builds on earlier platforms for US Gulf of Mexico projects

Singapore’s leading offshore and marine contractor Seatrium is teaming up with UK supermajor Shell to explore and strengthen collaboration opportunities in floating production systems (FPSs), leveraging both companies’ engineering capabilities and technologies.

The memorandum of understanding between Seatrium and Shell Global Solutions International focuses on driving project standardisation and replication; and seeks to promote best practices in the design and construction of FPSs.

Both parties intend to leverage their experience and know-how from previous projects to mature and realise further benefits of replication, tapping on each other’s competencies and technologies and incorporating lessons learned from past projects.

Shell and Seatrium are no strangers to one another, having worked on various projects over the years, including the recently announced Sparta floating production unit (FPU), which is conceived as a replicable project to leverage the contractor’s topsides single lift integration methodology, following the fabrication of Vito and Whale FPU newbuilds in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

“We are pleased to deepen our collaboration with Shell, leveraging both parties’ competencies and technologies in past floating production systems projects,” commented William Gu, executive vice president of Seatrium Oil & Gas (International).

“We look forward to continue working with Shell to mutually learn and develop best-in-class project management practices to achieve operational efficiency in future floater projects, benefitting both parties.”