Fossil Energy – Vito On Stream
On 16 February, production started on the Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
Operated by Shell 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.
Vito is Shell’s first deep-water platform in the GoM to employ a simplified, cost-efficient host design.
“Vito is an excellent example of how we are approaching our projects to meet the energy demands of today and tomorrow, while remaining resilient as we work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050,” said Zoe Yujnovich, Shell’s Upstream Director, adding: “Building on more than 40 years of deep-water expertise, projects like Vito enable us to generate greater value from the GoM, where our production has amongst the lowest greenhouse gas intensity in the world for producing oil.”
“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.”