Shell announces first oil at Rydberg field

Feb. 23, 2024
Production from the Norphlet Corridor flows through tieback to Appomattox.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Shell Offshore Inc. has announced the start of production at Rydberg, a subsea tieback to the Shell-operated Appomattox production hub in the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated peak production of 16,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

“Rydberg will further boost production in the Norphlet Corridor at Appomattox, which is consistently one of our highest producing assets,” said Rich Howe, Shell Deep Water Executive Vice President. “As we meet the energy demands of today and the future, we will continue to mature the best opportunities for growth in the Gulf of Mexico.”

The Rydberg field is located within Mississippi Canyon in the Norphlet Corridor of the US Gulf of Mexico, approximately 75 miles off the coast of Louisiana in about 7,450 feet of water.

 The development concept for Rydberg is a subsea tieback to the Shell-operated Appomattox platform, with two production wells produced through a single insulated 12-mile flowline with a dynamic umbilical.