Energy Voice | Houston firm Gate to commission Vito for Shell

Houston firm Gate Energy has won the commissioning contract for Shell’s Vito development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gate will provide a range of services, including commissioning planning, onshore commissioning execution and offshore commissioning ahead of first oil.

Gate commissioning president Steven Guy said: “Along with other recent awards, this establishes our reputation as a best-in-class provider that consistently delivers safe, efficient execution, and high-quality service to global energy projects. Gate is extremely proud to be trusted with a project such as Vito that represents a new paradigm in Shell’s offshore project delivery model.”

Gate chief executive Grant Gibson said: “Vito adds to our recent awards to give Gate record book-to-bill for blue chip clients as we accelerate out of the downturn.  Looking forward we see growth in the top line, synergy from recent acquisitions, and expanding margins through cost efficiencies.”

The Vito development 63.11% owned and operated by Shell, with Equinor the other partner.

The field sits 150 miles south-east of New Orleans and is currently scheduled to begin production in 2021.


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