The deepwater Gulf of Mexico is getting renewed attention by Shell plc, which recently sanctioned two big projects in a row.

In the Great White unit, a prolific oil- and natural gas-rich area of the deepwater, is set to expand with three wells, which would be processed through the Perdido platform in Mississippi Canyon, according to Shell Offshore Inc. 

The wells could result in another 22,000 boe/d via the Perdido spar, which already produces up to 125,000 boe/d at peak rates.

Shell continues “to find ways to build” its position in deepwater, Executive Vice President Rich Howe said. “By expanding our Perdido development, we continue to unlock the greatest value from this exceptional resource.

“This investment underscores Shell’s long-term commitment to the U.S....