Shell Offshore Inc. is pressing a project that will see installation of a record setting platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The company by yearend will tow the Auger tension leg platform (TLP) into the gulf for installation in 2,860 ft of water on Garden Banks Block 426. When installed early in 1994, the Auger TLP will claim the gulf's water depth record for a permanent drilling and production platform and the world water depth record for TLPS. Auger's wells will best by nearly 800 ft the gulf's water depth record for producing wells. From seabed to the top of the flare tower, the Auger TLP will stand 3,280 ft ...

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