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Deep water

Producing oil in deep waters off the coast of Brazil. (photo)

Producing oil and gas in deep waters
off the coast of Brazil.

In delivering new resources to help meet rising energy demand, we are operating in ever more challenging environments – such as deeper waters offshore. Advanced technologies and rigorous standards help us to do this safely. Our major projects in deep-water exploration and production help develop local economies through supply chains, and build job skills.

Shell has been at the forefront of deep-water exploration and production for more than 40 years, safely delivering more than 20 major deep-water projects around the world. We have developed many of the advanced technologies, processes and safety procedures that allow us to bring oil and gas up from water depths of almost 3 kilometres. Today we operate projects in deep waters off countries including Malaysia, Brazil and in the USA, with more being developed.