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Production from Stones’ first phase of development is targeted for 2016, starting with two subsea production wells tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) host vessel, followed at a later phase by six additional wells with multiphase pumping.

Stones Ultra Deep-Water Site
Location: Gulf of Mexico; 200 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana
Depth: Water depth ~9,500 feet; reservoir depth ~26,500 feet below sea level
Interests: Shell 100% owner and operator
Fields: Stones field, discovered 2005
Production: 50 kboe/d peak production for first phase of development, from more than 250 million boe of recoverable resources. The Stones field has significant upside potential and is estimated to contain over 2 billion boe of oil in place.


5/8/13 - Shell moves forward on new Gulf of Mexico development at Stones

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces a final investment decision in the Stones ultra-deepwater project, a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development expected to host the deepest production facility in the world.