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Shell takes final investment decision for the Appomattox deep-water development in Gulf of Mexico

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.

Shell adds third major discovery to the Norphlet play in the Gulf of Mexico

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.

Five More Years: Shell Continues Jazz Fest Sponsorship

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.

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Stones Deep-Water Project

Construction is underway for Stones, an ultra deep water oil and gas development that will host the deepest production facility in the world.