Shell is a leading deep water oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico.
Energy From Deep Water
Shell is a top deep-water oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our focus is always on safe, responsible and innovative deep water operations.
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In the Gulf of Mexico, Shell currently operates a number of different types of platforms and systems.
Shell is a major contributor of innovations that continue to shape the deep water oil and gas industry
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Wherever Shell operates, we do so with a clear business objective, but we also have two other goals – to protect the environment and to create a positive presence in the community.
Read articles and features about Shell Deep Water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jul 28, 2016
Shell announces a new exploration discovery in the deep water U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The initial estimated recoverable resources for the Fort Sumter well are more than 125 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
Kaikias is a high-value opportunity in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, development potential could exceed 100 million barrels of oil equivalent recoverable.
Jul 1, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces the final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox deep-water development in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision authorises the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The Appomattox development will initially produce from the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields, with average peak production estimated to reach approximately 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The platform and the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields will be owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc. (21%), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.
Mar 19, 2015
Shell continues to build upon a strong position in the Central Gulf of Mexico and is the apparent high bidder on 17 blocks during today’s US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Sale 235.
Shell announces second major 2014 start up in deep-water Gulf of Mexico with Cardamom development first oil
Sep 8, 2014
Production is now underway from the Cardamom development, the second major deep-water facility Shell has brought online in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year, following the start-up of Mars B in February.
Jul 15, 2014
Shell today announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well. After more than 10 years of exploration activities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Shell continues to lead industry in exploring this Jurassic play.
Mar 4, 2014
Five more years – that is the commitment Shell is making to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and its Louisiana neighbors. Today the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced that Shell will continue as the presenting sponsor of the event through 2019 when the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Jul 3, 2015
Shell continues to build upon a strong position in the Central Gulf of Mexico and is the apparent high bidder on 4 blocks during today’s US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Sale 231.
Shell's use of the latest deep-water seismic technology led to the discovery of the Cardamom.
Construction is underway for Stones, an ultra deep water oil and gas development that will host the deepest production facility in the world.
Shell’s Mars B development is the first deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico to expand an existing offshore oil and gas field.