Shell awards contract for world’s deepest floating production facility

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm by Emily Pickrell in Gulf of Mexico, Offshore

A Dutch offshore services company will provide a floating production platform for Royal Dutch Shell’s Stones field project in the Gulf of Mexico, which the companies say will be the deepest-water field served by such a vessel.

Shell will lease the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel from SBM Offshore for development of its Stones field, which is in 9,500 of water and approximately 200 miles offshore.

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