Williams Partners, Shell, and Nexen reach agreement on deepwater Gulf project

Williams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ) has reached an agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. and Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA Inc. to provide deepwater gas gathering services to the Appomattox development, located 80 miles offshore from the nearest shoreline in Louisiana, in 7,200 feet of water.

Shell is 79% owner in the Appomattox development and is the operator; Nexen is 21% owner.

Williams Partners will provide offshore gas gathering services to its existing Transco lateral, which will provide transmission services onshore to its Mobile Bay processing facility. Williams Partners also plans to make modifications to its Main Pass 261 Platform and to install an alternate delivery route for customers from the platform to the existing Destin Pipeline for transportation to another onshore processing facility.

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