Manatee Gas Field Development : McDermott secures EPCI contract from Shell
McDermott has announced receiving a limited notice to proceed for an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract from Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited. This contract is for the Manatee gas field development project, located off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago, showcasing McDermott’s significant advancement in the global energy sector.
Project Scope and Final Investment Decision
The Manatee project’s scope, contingent on Shell’s final investment decision, includes the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, and commissioning of a wellhead platform, as well as offshore and onshore gas pipelines. This project represents a major endeavor in the development of natural gas resources in the region.
McDermott’s Commitment and Expertise
Mahesh Swaminathan, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Subsea and Floating Facilities, highlighted the company’s successful track record, including the delivery of the front-end engineering design for the Manatee gas field. “Our integrated EPCI capabilities, honed over a century, and numerous successful projects in Trinidad and Tobago, position us to excel in this venture with Shell,” he stated.
Significance of the Manatee Field Development
The Manatee field, a conventional gas development, is set to play a crucial role in supplying gas to both domestic and export markets from Trinidad and Tobago. This project underscores the growing importance of natural gas in the global energy mix and the critical role of efficient and reliable infrastructure to support its production and distribution.
Impact on Local and Global Energy Markets
The commissioning of the Manatee gas field will significantly contribute to the energy markets in Trinidad and Tobago and beyond. McDermott’s expertise in EPCI projects positions the company as a key player in advancing the energy sector, particularly in regions rich in natural resources.