Shell's US ultra-deepwater Perdido hub nears production capacity: president
Houston (Platts)--9Jan2013/338 pm EST/2038 GMT
Production from wells in Shell's ultra-deepwater Perdido Hub in the US
Gulf of Mexico is now reaching over 115,000 b/d of oil equivalent, nearing
total capacity, Shell Oil President Marvin Odum said Wednesday.
"The project is doing extremely well," Odum told reporters during a
press conference at the Shell Innovation Summit in Houston. "We have crossed
Perdido has the capacity to handle 100,000 b/d of oil and 200,000 Mcf/d
of natural gas, or 130,000 boe/d.
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The Perdido Hub is still the "deepest spar in the Gulf of Mexico," Odum
said. It sits on Alaminos Canyon block 857, 200 miles offshore Texas.
In November 2011, Shell began production on its Tobago field, one of the
three fields tied to Perdido Hub. At the time, the company described one well
as the "world's deepest subsea well" in 9,627 feet of water.
The hub's other two fields are Great White and Silvertip. The Great
White field represented about 80% of Perdido's total estimated production in
March 2010, when production began at the field, according to a statement
released at the time.
Perdido is owned jointly by Shell (35%), BP (27.5%) and Chevron (37.5%),
according to the company's website. Shell is the operator of the project.
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