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Construction is underway for Stones, an ultra deep water oil and gas development that will host the deepest production facility in the world. The project is located in the Gulf of Mexico’s lower tertiary geologic trend, a new frontier in deep water where Shell achieved first commercial production with Perdido.
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.
|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.|
LATEST NEWS FROM 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.