Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico is one of our most challenging deep-water projects.
Perdido is the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform. Moored in 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water in the Gulf of Mexico, Perdido started production in 2010 and opened up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas recovery.
Thousands of people from all over the world worked together to deliver Perdido, the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas platform.
Perdido is the most remote offshore oil and gas operation in the Gulf of Mexico and home for the men and women who keep production going.
As Shell technicians work at extreme depths to recover oil and gas, their encounters with squids and sharks are helping to increase understanding about deep-sea marine life.
Shell’s major projects show our technology and expertise in action.
Vast resources of oil and gas lie deep beneath the ocean’s surface. They have the potential to support economic growth and help meet the world’s growing energy needs.
We develop innovative technologies to find and safely unlock more, and affordable, energy from ever harder-to-reach places.