Amberjack Oil Pipeline

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Amberjack Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.[1]


The pipeline originates approximately 280 mi (450 km) south of New Orleans, Louisiana under 7,000 ft of water and terminates at Green Canyon Block 19 offshore oil drilling platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell[1], Chevron[2]
  • Current capacity: 350,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 136 miles (219 km)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1999


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 is to provide an oil export option for the Chevron-operated Jack/St. Malo hub production facility.[2]

In November 2016, Amberjack Pipeline Company announced the completion of a debottleneck project that installed a new 33-mile, 24-inch piepline 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%.[3]

]Amberjack debottleneck project 2016

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