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Shell’s Deep Water Portfolio in the Gulf of Mexico
Shell has been an offshore pioneer in the Gulf of Mexico for over six decades and has achieved exceptional technological milestones in the design, construction and operation of world-class oil and gas producing assets.
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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.”
Projects in Development
Production has begun from the Mars B development through Olympus – Shell’s seventh, and largest, floating deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Mars B extends the life of the greater Mars basin to 2050 and connects to new deep-water discoveries.