Vito Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Mississippi Canyon Blocks 940 & 984, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Shell - 55%, Statoil - 25% & Anadarko - 20%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Located over four blocks in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico, the Vito development will consist of eight subsea wells with deep (18,000 feet) in-well gas lift.
  • The development will utilise a semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU)
  • Vito is expected to reach peak production of approximately 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day


  • Jacobs Engineering: Front-end engineering and design (FEED) package and detailed engineering for the Vito host platform topsides
  • Sembcorp Marine: Construct and integrate the hull, topsides and living quarters of the Vito semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU)
  • Subsea 7:
    • Project management, engineering, procurement, installation and pull-in of two 12” infield production flowlines with 10” steel catenary risers (SCRs), one gas lift flowline and SCR, and the umbilical system.
    • Transportation and installation of 50 miles of 18-inch oil export pipelines, 17 miles of 10-inch Gas Export pipelines and three miles of associated Steel Catenary Risers and pipeline end terminations
  • Oceaneering: electro-hydraulic steel tube control umbilical, and flying leads, totaling approximately nine kilometers (5.6 miles) in length


  • 2009 - Vito Oil Field discovered
  • 2010 - Appraisal wells drilled
  • 2016 - Jacobs awarded FEED contract
  • 2018 - Final investment decision


  • 600 net feet of high-quality oil pay in thick subsalt Miocene sands


  1. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  2. Anadarko Announces Its Fourth Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Discovery in 2009
  3. Anadarko Provides Deepwater Update
  4. Jacobs Wins Contract from Shell for Gulf of Mexico Platform
  5. Sembcorp Marine Secures Contract for the Construction and Integration of Vito FPU’s Hull, Topsides and Living Quarters
  6. Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Gulf of Mexico
  7. Oceaneering Announces Subsea 7 Umbilical Contract for Shell's Vito Development in the Gulf of Mexico
  8. Shell invests in the Vito development in the Gulf of Mexico
  9. Export pipelines award demonstrates Subsea 7’s strong track record for cost-effective execution in the US Gulf of Mexico.

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