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Vito on stream

The Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico
The Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico.
(Photo: Shell)

On 16 February, production started on the Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Operated by Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, the deep-water Vito platform will produce an estimated 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at peak. Equinor has a 36.89% interest in the field.

Chris Golden - portrait
Chris Golden, US country manager.

“Vito is a first-class asset in a key producing region for Equinor,” says Chris Golden, US country manager. “The US Gulf of Mexico delivers some of Equinor’s highest-value barrels, helping us meet society’s critical energy needs while maintaining our focus on reducing emissions towards becoming a net-zero energy company by 2050.”

Vito employs a simplified and cost-efficient host design that was rescoped in 2015, resulting in an ~80% reduction in lifetime CO2 emissions and more than 70% reduction in costs versus the original concept. Estimated recoverable resources are approximately 290 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Equinor is committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. An optimised oil and gas portfolio is part of Equinor’s strategy to provide Always safe, High value, and Low carbon energy.