Shell Offshore has awarded a contract to Worley to provide engineering and design services for a development in the Gulf of Mexico, US.

Under the contract, the Australian engineering company will provide engineering and design services for Sparta, a floating development in the Gulf of Mexico.

The development is located approximately 170 miles off the Louisiana coast.

Worley will also provide procurement support, construction and commissioning support, detailed design and follow-on phases for the project.

Shell and Equinor own a 51% and 49% stake, respectively, in the development and are expected to make a final investment decision on the development later in 2023.

Worley noted that the project will deploy its design for a lightweight floating production unit, which was deployed on two other Shell projects.

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The company will deploy a full suite of digital tools in offering its services on the project.

It will execute services from its offices in Houston, Texas, and Metairie, Louisiana, with support from its global integrated delivery hub in India.

Worley CEO Chris Ashton said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Shell on this third floating production unit and deliver this repeatable solution for their Gulf of Mexico assets.”

In July last year, Worley secured a three-year services contract for five of Shell’s eight offshore oil and gas facilities located across the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater basin.

Worley recently secured a contract to offer detailed engineering design services for the Kasawari carbon capture and storage project offshore Sarawak in Malaysia.