Shell begins production from Rydberg project in US Gulf of Mexico

Shell has commenced production at Rydberg, a subsea tie-back to the Appomattox production hub in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rydberg is a conventional oil development located in ultra-deepwater in the US, with the Final investment decision (FID) approved in 2022.

The project is located within Mississippi Canyon in the Norphlet Corridor of the US Gulf of Mexico, around 75m (120km) off the coast of Louisiana, in a water depth of about 7,450ft (2,271m).

The project is producing an estimated 16,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) at peak.

Shell deep water executive vice president Rich Howe said: “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.”