HOUSTON -- The Perdido regional development spar has arrived in the ultra deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico and is currently being secured to the seafloor in 8,000 ft (2,438 m) of water, according to Shell.
Perdido will be a fully functional oil and gas platform with a drilling rig and direct vertical access wells, full oil and gas processing, and remote subsea wells. The facility is designed to produce 100,000 b/d of oil and 200 MMcf of gas. The production from these fields will be transported via new and existing pipelines to US refineries.
The Perdido spar will bring in production from three fields: Great White, Silvertip, and Tobago. First production from Perdido is expected around the turn of the decade.