The Odyssey Pipeline System, a joint venture between Shell and Genesis Energy, has transported the first crude oil production from the Delta House platform in the Mississippi Canyon protraction area of the Gulf of Mexico.
Production started earlier this month at the Delta House deep-water floating production system, operated by LLOG Exploration Company (LLOG).
The Delta House platform has subsea ties to three Mississippi Canyon fields with the potential to tap into further LLOG fields in the future.
"The Odyssey pipeline is an ideal option for companies like LLOG because it creates opportunities for our customers to increase connectivity and access in high demand areas."
Shell operates the Odyssey system, which features a 120-mile network of crude oil pipelines varying 12 to 20 inches.
The system is capable of delivering about 220,000bpd, from developments in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, to other pipelines and terminals.
Shell general manager of pipeline business development Kevin Nichols said: "The Odyssey pipeline is an ideal option for companies like LLOG because it creates opportunities for our customers to increase connectivity and access in high demand areas."
Odyssey provides crude oil access to deepwater developments and options to enter the Empire and Houma markets. The Empire and Houma connection is with Shell's Delta pipeline.
Shell Pipeline Company transports 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually via several pipelines located in five US states.