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Williams Partners, Shell and Nexen reach agreement on Deepwater Gulf Project

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Williams Partners L.P. has announced that it 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 approximately 7200 ft 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. Additionally, Williams Partners plans to make modifications to its Main Pass 261 Platform.

“We’re pleased to expand our existing infrastructure to serve the growing needs of deepwater producers,” said Rory Miller, Senior Vice President of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area. “This establishes Williams Partners as the first gas gathering system in a new geographic area with capacity available and opportunities for future tie-backs.”

The project is included in Williams Partners 2016 growth capital funding plan.

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