Shell URSA Platform

The Ursa unit is located approximately 130 miles south-east of New Orleans. It encompasses Mississippi Canyon blocks 808, 809, 810, 852, 853 and 854. The water depth averages approximately 4,000ft.Shell is the operator of the project, on behalf of BP Exploration & Production Inc, Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips. Initial development plans for the $1,450m project specified as many as 14 producing wells from the TLP. Initial well rates were anticipated at as much as 30,000bbl of oil and 80MMcf/d of natural gas. Field production began on 8 March 1999, and up to July 2008 it and the neighbouring Princess field had produced nearly 400 million boe. KEVTA Fire Systems supplied fire protection systems for rotating equipment deployed on this project.