Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. Announces Proteus and Endymion Transports First Oil from Shell-operated Appomattox in the Gulf of Mexico
Houston, May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) announced today that the systems owned by Proteus Oil Pipeline Company LLC (“Proteus”) and Endymion Oil Pipeline Company LLC (“Endymion”) increased volumes of crude oil from the startup of the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system via the newly commissioned Mattox Pipeline (“Mattox”), which is majority owned and operated by Shell Pipeline Company LP (“SPLC”). Shell Midstream Partners owns a 10% interest in each of Proteus and Endymion.
“The Gulf of Mexico remains an important part of the US production story – as evidenced by these new volumes,” said Kevin Nichols, CEO, Shell Midstream Partners. “Over the last three years, most of the 19 sanctioned projects across the Gulf of Mexico flow through our systems, giving us the ideal position to capture growth. Our offshore corridor strategy is working – and we are pleased with the resilience and growth that the Gulf of Mexico provides.”
Appomattox, which currently has an expected production of 175,000 boe/d, achieved first oil on May 23, 2019. The Mattox Pipeline is transporting oil from Appomattox into the Proteus and Endymion systems which ultimately connect to onshore markets via the Clovelly, LA storage hub.
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Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. owns a 10.0% interest in Proteus, which owns the Proteus pipeline system. Other owners in Proteus are BP Midstream Partners, L.P. (42.25%) and an affiliate of BP Plc (22.75%) through their joint ownership of Mardi Gras Transportation System Company LLC and ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (25.00%). SPLC is the operator of Proteus. The Proteus pipeline system provides transportation for multiple oil producers in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline provides access to the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. owns a 10.0% interest in Endymion, which owns the Endymion pipeline system. Other owners in Endymion are BP Midstream Partners, L.P. (42.25%) and an affiliate of BP Plc (22.75%) through their joint ownership of Mardi Gras Transportation System Company LLC and ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (25.00%). SPLC is the operator of Endymion.
About Mattox Pipeline:
Mattox is a 90-mile, 24-inch system with a 300,000 barrels per day capacity that will move the produced crude oil from Appomattox westward to the Proteus and Endymion pipeline systems then onshore. Mattox is jointly owned by SPLC and CNOOC Petroleum Sales U.S.A. Inc., an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.
About Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a growth-oriented master limited partnership that owns, operates, develops and acquires pipelines and other midstream assets. Our assets include interests in entities that own crude oil and refined products pipelines and terminals that serve as key infrastructure to (i) transport onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets and (ii) deliver refined products from those markets to major demand centers. Our assets also include interests in entities that own natural gas and refinery gas pipelines which transport offshore natural gas to market hubs and deliver refinery gas from refineries and plants to chemical sites along the Gulf Coast.
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