Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico was one of our most challenging deep-water projects.
Perdido is the world’s deepest spar, and the second-deepest oil and gas production hub after Shell’s Stones development. Moored in around 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water in the US Gulf of Mexico, Perdido started production in 2010, opening up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas recovery.
Far out in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Perdido oil and gas hub is a temporary home for the people who keep production and drilling operations going safely.
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.
Stones, in the US Gulf of Mexico, is the world’s deepest oil and gas project, operating in around 2,900 metres of water.
Shell has a long history of developing energy projects using its knowledge, experience and proven deep-water technologies to unlock new resources safely and efficiently. Read more about Shell’s deep-water work around the world.
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