On April 24, Shell announced the final investment decision for Vito, a deep-water development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
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
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 use of the latest deep-water seismic technology led to the discovery of the Cardamom.
Projects in Development
Overview of 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.
Working with local businesses to develop America’s energy resources
Kaikias is a high-value opportunity in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, development potential could exceed 100 million barrels of oil equivalent recoverable.