Shell to shut Auger platform, to tie in Cardamom field
LONDON -- Oil company Royal Dutch Shell Wednesday said it will shut its auger tension-leg platform located in the Gulf of Mexico to complete tie-in at cardamom field.
Auger tension-leg platform is currently producing some 55,000 boepd.
Connecting Cardamom wells back to Auger -- work that will involve retrofitting the platform and a production shut-in at Auger, which should restart in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Once online in 2014, Cardamom (100% Shell share) is expected to produce at a peak rate of 50,000 boe per day.
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