US-based energy equipments and services provider FMC Technologies has secured a contract with Shell to supply subsea equipments for the Stones field development.

The Stones field is an ultra deepwater project situated in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, about 200 miles off the Louisiana coast in 9,600ft of water.

Under the contract, FMC will supply eight subsea trees, a subsea manifold, topside and subsea controls and other associated equipments.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

FMC Technologies Subsea Technologies senior vice president said the company will deliver the technologies that Shell require to develop the field.

"Deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico require advanced capabilities and innovative solutions," Halvorsen added.