Auger Oil Pipeline

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Auger Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline system in the USA.[1][2]


The pipeline runs from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to Ship Shoal, Louisiana, USA.[3][4][5] It was built to transport medium sour crude from US Gulf Coast producers in eastern Garden Bank and Keathley Canyon block.[1][2]

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Shell Midstream Partners[1][6]
  • Parent company: Shell Midstream Partners[6]
  • Capacity: 200,000 barrels per day*[3]
  • Length: 174 miles[7]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1994

*from the Gulf of Mexico to Ship Shoal; an additional 35,000 barrels per day is transported into the Houma terminal via Eugene Island.


Auger is a 174-mile offshore Gulf of Mexico pipeline system that transports crude from producers in eastern Garden Banks and Keathley Canyon blocks from more than 13 different production fields.[7][2] Auger transports oil for producers to two crude market options: (1) the 20-inch pipeline delivers to Ship Shoal pipeline at Ship Shoal 28 for delivery to the St. James market hub (Bonito Sour crude); (2) the 12-inch pipeline delivers to Eugene Island pipeline for delivery to the Houma market hub (Eugene Island crude).[2]

In November 2015, Shell Midstream Partners, LP acquired the Auger Pipeline System as part of an acquisition of Pecten Midstream LLC from Shell Pipeline Company LP.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Auger Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K, Shell Midstream Partners, L.P., 31 Dec. 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pecten Midstream LLC – Auger Pipeline and Lockport Crude Terminal, Shell, accessed September 2017
  4. "Shell offshore pipelines map" (PDF). 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Geographic Mapping Data in Digital Format". Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Overview of Assets | Shell Midstream Partners LP". 2022-02-23. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. Announces Acquisition of Auger Pipeline System and Lockport Crude Terminal, Shell, 13 Nov. 2015

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