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Shell grows western Gulf of Mexico position

Shell continues to build upon a strong position in the Perdido Foldbelt by adding to its portfolio one strategically located block in the Western Gulf of Mexico during today’s US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Sale 233.

Shell bid on one block and was the apparent high bidder on Alaminos Canyon Block 772 with a bid of $4.2 million. The acquisition of this strategic block marks an important step in Shell’s plans for future Perdido development.

the Perdido Foldbelt

Perdido is the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform. Moored in 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water in the Gulf of Mexico, it opened up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas production.

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Shell has been a leader in deep-water exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico for over the last 30 years. Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico is one of our most challenging deep-water projects.