Perdido Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: USA
  • Location: 320 km (200 miles) south of Freeport, Texas, Gulf of Mexico
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners: Shell (35%), Chevron (37.5%), and BP (27.5%)
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Moored in about 2,400 meters of water (8,000 feet), this record breaking Spar was the deepest spar production facility in the world and the first with Direct Vertical Access
  • Shell’s concept for regional development includes a common processing hub in Alaminos Canyon Block 857 near the Great White discovery that incorporates drilling capability and functionality to gather, process and export production within a 30-mile radius of the facility.
  • The development includes the Great White (Alaminos Canyon Blocks 812, 813, 857 & 901), Tobago (Alaminos Canyon Blocks 815 & 859) and Silvertip fields


  • Kiewit: Spar Construction
  • Oceaneering: Hardware including 29 flowline and well jumper spools, a pipeline tie-in sled, and related products
  • Technip:
    • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a Spar hull and mooring system
    • Engineering and manufacture of a total of four dynamic umbilicals, three static umbilicals, two steel tube flying leads with associated topside and subsea hardware and a pre-production prototype length. Total umbilical length is approximately 53,466m
  • FMC Technologies: 25 subsea trees pressure rated at 10,000 psi, five subsea caisson separation and boosting systems, two subsea manifolds and related controls and equipment
  • Nexans: Umbilical Design Study
  • Manatee: Subsea operating procedures, ROV tooling monitoring and testing, installation and commissioning planning


  • 2002 - Great White field discovered
  • 2004 - Tobago field discovered
  • 2006 - Technip awarded Spar hull and mooring system contract
  • 2010 - Shell starts production at Perdido



  1. Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Natural Gas And Oil Qualified Fields
  2. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  3. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  4. Manatee Offshore References
  5. Technip sets world records for ultra-deep water pipeline installation
  6. Oceaneering Announces Shell Perdido Contract
  7. Technip awarded Spar hull and mooring contract for the Shell Perdido Regional Host Project in the Gulf of Mexico
  8. Shell starts production at Perdido - world’s deepest offshore drilling and production facility
  9. FMC Technologies' Subsea Equipment Sets Deepwater Completion Record 9,627 Feet Below Surface at Shell's Tobago Field
  10. Technip awarded umbilical contract by Shell for the record-breaking Perdido project in the Gulf of Mexico

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