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.
Shell’s Deep Water Portfolio in the Gulf of Mexico
In the Gulf of Mexico, Shell currently operates a number of different types of platforms and systems. Shell has been an offshore pioneer in the Gulf of Mexico for over six decades and has achieved exceptional technological milestones in the design, construction and operation of world-class oil and gas producing assets.
Recent Project Start-Ups
Projects in Development
Construction is underway for Stones, an ultra deep water oil and gas development that will host the deepest production facility in the world.
Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas development that will be Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
We currently operate seven major deep water and ultra deep water floating platforms, 5 fixed structure facilities and platforms, numerous subsea production systems, and one of the largest contracted drilling rig fleets in the Gulf of Mexico. We are also part owner of four producing projects in the Gulf of Mexico operated by other oil and gas companies.
The core of our daily work in deep water Gulf of Mexico consists of producing oil and gas using our existing production facilities, as well as drilling wells to grow production from our existing fields and to find and develop newly-discovered fields. Our focus is on safety, excellence in asset performance, and respect for people and the environment using a mindset of “never complacent, always improving.”
Auger; Brutus; Mars; Olympus; Perdido; Ram Powell; Ursa.
Fixed Structure Facilities and Platforms
Cougar; Brazos A19; Enchilada; Salsa; West Delta (WD) 143.
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
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.
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.