Field/project development

Shell Taps TechnipFMC for Dover Project

Production from the Dover field is expected to start in late 2024 or early 2025.


UK-based TechnipFMC was awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for Shell’s Dover field development in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

TechnipFMC said it will supply the subsea tree systems in addition to the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the umbilical, riser, and flowline systems.

The company described the contract as significant, with a value between $75 million and $250 million.

“Dover represents a continuation of our decades-long relationship with Shell. We look forward to helping extend production in this prolific basin,” said Jonathan Landes, president, subsea at TechnipFMC.

Shell took the final investment decision for the project in March for its Dover field in the GOM.

The field is being developed as a subsea tieback to the Shell-operated Appomattox production hub, with two production wells produced through a 17.5-mile flowline and riser.

Production is expected to begin in late 2024 or early 2025 and will produce up to 21,000 BOE/D at peak rates, according to the company.

Shell has 100% working interest in Dover and is the operator of the Appomattox production hub with a 79% working interest. CNOOC holds the remaining 21%.