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Shell - Olympus

William Jacob Management is providing support to Shell with Design and design on the new build drill rig Olympus tension leg platform (TLP). The major topsides modules were installed at the Kiewit Offshore Services fabrication yard in Ingleside, TX. Shell towed the 120,000-ton structure from the yard to the deepwater Mars B field in July 2013 where William Jacob Management continues to provide assistance with the commissioning and startup of the facility.



Shell Olympus

In November of 2012, a Dockwise heavy lift vessel departed South Korea in route to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico carrying the 35,000 ton main body of Shell's Olympus TLP. The TLP arrived at the Kiewit Offshore Services yard in Ingleside, Texas early in 2013 where the topsides were installed before being towed to its final location in the Shell-operated Mars project.


Olympus will be the company's largest tension leg platform designed with 24 well slots and will provide infrastructure to the West Boreus and South Deimos subsea developments. The addition of Olympus will extend the life of the Mars field to at least 2050. Production is targeted for 2015.The Olympus TLP is the largest ever deployed in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Shell officials, the project will be the first in the region to employ an additional floating production system in a producing deepwater field.


The project is expected to extend the field life of Mars to at least 2050 and could contain recoverable reserves of 1.1 Bboe.

WJM Scope of Work
Olympus Production Facility
Oyo Oil and Gas Fields



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