Shell has awarded a three-year contract to Australia’s engineering company Worley to provide engineering and procurement services for its oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Under the contract, Worley will provide professional services in engineering, procurement, project services, and support fabrication and construction for five of Shell’s eight offshore oil and gas facilities located across the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater basin.

Shell’s five offshore oil and gas facilities covered under the contract include Appomattox, Perdido, Stones, Auger, and Enchilada-Salsa.

Worley senior vice-president Jim Lenton said: “We’ve worked with Shell for over 30 years. And our ongoing partnership is a real opportunity to create a positive impact on the offshore operations and the communities in the Gulf of Mexico, at a time when making sustainable transformation a reality is more important than ever.”

Worley said its more simplified and digitised working will help improve the safety, sustainability, productivity, and operating costs of these assets.

The scope of work ranges from modifications to subsea tieback topsides and large modular waterflood installations, to upgrades of asset equipment and integrity modifications.

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Lenton added: “This project is a great example of how we help our customers optimise the efficiency of their assets on the one hand while supporting decarbonisation initiatives on the other.”

The contract is expected to help Shell shift to a digitised and ‘more efficient’ project delivery model to improve its offshore assets.

The latest contract also provides further support to Shell’s Whale deepwater development project in the GOM.

Worley is currently providing greenfield engineering and procurement services works for the Whale development project.

Worley plans to deliver the contract work from its offices in Metairie and Houston in the US, with support from its engineering teams in India and other strategic locations.

Last month, Shell selected Audubon Engineering Company to provide brownfield engineering and procurement services for its Mars Corridor in the GOM.