1946 – Seismic Surveys

Shell launches its first offshore seismic survey from Grand Isle, LA, exploring for oil and gas deposits in the shallow waters off the coast of Louisiana.


Shell moves its New Orleans offices to a building adjacent to the famous Roosevelt Hotel.

1972 – One Shell Square  

The tallest building in New Orleans. This was built in the mid-seventies and is 51 stories tall.

1978 – Cognac

Shell brought the Cognac oil and gas field into production in 1,025 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Cognac was deeper than any previous offshore discovery, and held that record for ten years. To develop this field, the company designed and built the world's tallest and heaviest drilling and production platform.

1998 – Shell Marine Habitat Program

In 1998, Shell established the Shell Marine Habitat Program with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support on-the-ground restoration and protection strategies that improve targeted fish & wildlife species along the Gulf Coast, expanded to include Long Island Sound, Alaska and Puget Sound.

2010 – Gulf of Mexico Response Project

Shell initiated the Gulf Incident Response Project in response to the Deepwater Horizon accident. Implemented during the summer of 2010, it focused on volunteer and community needs in the Gulf region – both with dollars and human capital, starting with a Day of Service in the region. 

2013 – Extension of Building Conservation Habitat Trust Support

In October 2013, the Coastal Conservation Association and Shell Oil Company announced an extension of their unique partnership that has already produced more than a dozen significant marine habitat restoration projects.

2015 – Shell Midstream Partners

Shell Midstream Partners is a fee-based, growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Shell to own, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets.

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