Construction of Perdido Platform (VIDEO)
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Perdido is the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform.
The following video shows the construction of this platform, which demanded international expertise, with equipment brought in from around the world:
Moored in 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water in the Gulf of Mexico, it opens up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas production.
Perdido is one of the most challenging deep-water projects. Shell has a 35% interest in the project and is the operator. Perdido is in a water depth of some 2,450 metres (8,000 feet). First production from Perdido was on March 31, 2010.
April 1, 2013