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.

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.

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