In November 2015, the Turritella FPSO for Stones set sail from Singapore to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico. 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. Phase one of the project includes eight subsea production wells tied back to the FPSO. Multiphase seafloor pumping is planned for a later phase to pump oil and gas from the seabed to the vessel, increasing recoverable volumes and production rates.

Project Information

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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