Amberjack Oil Pipeline

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Amberjack Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in the USA.[1]


The pipeline originates approximately 280 mi (450 km) south of New Orleans, Louisiana (under 7,000 feet of water) and terminates at the Green Canyon Block 19 offshore oil drilling platform in the USA Gulf of Mexico.[2][3][4]

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Project details

  • Operator: Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC[5]
  • Owner: Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC[5]
  • Parent company: Shell Midstream Partners LP[1], Chevron[6]
  • Capacity: 350,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 136 miles[6]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[6]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1999

Shell plc was initially a parent company of the project, but it offloaded its joint venture stake to Shell Midstream Partners LP in 2018.[7]


The Amberjack Oil Pipeline was built in 1999.[1]

In December 2010, Amberjack Pipeline Company, a joint venture between Chevron Pipeline Company and Shell Pipeline Company, announced plans to install a 136-mile, 24-inch pipeline from the Jack and Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico to a Shell-owned and operated platform in Green Canyon Block 19. The purpose of the pipeline addition was to provide an oil export option for the Chevron-operated Jack/St. Malo hub production facility.[6]

In August 2022, a leak at the Fourchon booster station prompted a brief shutdown of the Amberjack pipeline, as well as other pipelines.[8]

Expansion projects

Debottleneck Project

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In November 2016, Amberjack Pipeline Company announced the completion of a de-bottlenecking project that installed a new 33-mile, 24-inch pipeline segment from Green Canyon Block 19 platform to the South Timbalier block 301 area, increasing the Green Canyon Block 19 off-take capacity by 60%.[9]

Amberjack de-bottlenecking project 2016
  • Operator: Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC[5]
  • Owner: Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC[5]
  • Parent company: Shell Midstream Partners LP[1], Chevron[6]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 33 miles[9]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[9]
  • Status: Operating[9]
  • Start year: 2016[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Amberjack Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. "Shell offshore pipelines map" (PDF). 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Oil & Gas Platforms Map". Retrieved 2023-03-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Geographic Mapping Data in Digital Format". Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Shell Midstream Partners LP announces Amberjack transports first oil from Chevron-operated Bigfoot project". Shell Midstream Partners LLC. Retrieved 2022-02-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC to Install 136 Mile Jack/St. Malo Oil Export Pipeline, Chevron, accessed September 2017
  7. Staff, Reuters (2018-05-10). "Shell offloads stake in Amberjack pipeline to MLP for $1.22 billion". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-02-22. {{cite news}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  8. Egan, Matt (11 August 2022). "Shell and Chevron shut Gulf of Mexico oil platforms after small leak halts pipelines". ABC13. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC announces start-up of expanded pipeline system, Nasdaq GlobeNewsire, 18 Nov. 2016

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