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.
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.