INSIDE Perdido

Perdido – overview

Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico was one of our most challenging deep-water projects.

Assembling one of the deepest offshore hubs

Thousands of people from all over the world worked on Perdido, the world’s deepest spar, and the second deepest oil and gas production hub.

Living on a platform

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.

Encounters with deep-sea creatures

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.

Meet people from the project

Meet the people working on the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform.

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Deep 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.

The role technology plays

Our researchers, scientists and engineers research, develop and deploy technologies that help Shell to provide more and cleaner energy in a changing energy system.