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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico portfolio and platforms map
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We currently operate six major deep water and ultra deep water floating platforms, 12 fixed structure platforms, numerous subsea production systems, and a contracted drilling rig fleet larger than any other operator in the Gulf of Mexico. We are also part owner of four producing projects in the Gulf of Mexico operated by other oil and gas companies.

The core of our daily work in deep water Gulf of Mexico consists of producing oil and gas using our existing production facilities, as well as drilling wells to grow production from our existing fields and to find and develop newly-discovered fields.  Our focus is on safety, excellence in asset performance, and respect for people and the environment using a mindset of “never complacent, always improving.”

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Recent Project Start-Ups


The Cardamom project is a subsea tie-back to Auger, Shell’s first deep-water tension-leg platform (TLP) installed 20 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mars B/Olympus

Production has began in February 2014 from the Mars B development through Olympus – Shell’s seventh, and largest, floating deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Projects in Development


The Stones ultra deep water project, a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development expected to host the deepest production facility in the world.

Producing Assets

  • Auger
  • Brutus
  • Mars
  • Olympus
  • Perdido
  • Ram Powell
  • Ursa

  • Cognac
  • Cougar (2 platforms)
  • Boxer
  • Brazos A19 (4 platforms)
  • Enchilada
  • Salsa
  • West Delta (WD) 143 (3 platforms)