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Shell's latest deep-water project off Malaysia strengthens the country's expertise in unlocking energy from beneath the ocean's depths.

Malampaya gets a lift

Upstream Technology magazine talks to Shell about the latest development phase of the Malampaya gas-to-power project in the Philippines, and its technical and logistical challenges.

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Shell takes final investment decision for the Appomattox deep-water development in Gulf of Mexico


Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces the final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox deep-water development in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision authorises the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The Appomattox development will initially produce from the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields, with average peak production estimated to reach approximately 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The platform and the Appomattox and Vicksburg fields will be owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc. (21%), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

Shell starts production from second Mars platform in deep water Gulf of Mexico


Shell today announces it has begun production from the Mars B development through Olympus – the company’s seventh, and largest, floating deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the first deep-water project in the Gulf to expand an existing oil and gas field with significant new infrastructure, which should extend the life of the greater Mars basin to 2050 or beyond. Combined future production from Olympus and the original Mars platform is expected to deliver an estimated resource base of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

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