NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. While Shell Deepwater Development has as much experience with shallow water flows (SWF) as anyone in the Gulf of Mexico, nothing could have prepared the company for what it faced on the Ursa Field, which underlies Mississippi Canyon blocks 808-810, 852, 853. Shell Oil Co. Discovered in 1989 and brought onto production in 1996, the Mars Field is seen one of the largest resource basins in the Gulf of Mexico. Mars is a permanent offshore drilling and production tension-leg oil platform (TLP) operating in Mississippi Canyon blocks 762, 763, 806, 807, 850 and 851 in the Gulf of Mexico and was approved by the MMS in December 1992 with production beginning on July 8, 1996. Perseverance is the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to the Red Planet, with a name that embodies NASA’s passion, and our nation’s capability, to take on and overcome challenges. This project is devoted to documenting and narrating the story of Shell’s development of the Mars field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (3,000 feet of water), as well as associated fields the greater Mars-Ursa basin, historically the largest single source of crude oil in the Gulf. The Olympus platform is Shell… Shell Oil Co. and partner BP Exploration Inc. will use a tension leg platform (TLP) in first phase development of giant Mars field about 130 miles off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Olympus is a Tension Leg Platform, with 24 wells; added to Mars A, this means a combined 48 wells and more than 350,000 barrels (56,000 cubic metres) per day of oil equivalent capacity.. Shell took final investment decision on the Mars-B development, including the new tension leg platform (TLP) called Olympus, in September 2010. (An annotated version of … The body of the platform was fabricated in South Korea, then transported to Texas on the MV Blue Marlin, arriving in January 2013, to be fitted with topside equipment made by Kiewit Offshore Services. Shell announced in March 1998 the partners' plans to develop Europa utilising a subsea system located on Mississippi Canyon Block 935, capable of accommodating eight wells, and tied back 20 miles to the Mars TLP on Mississippi Canyon Block 807 in 2,940 feet of water. Shell’s Mars B development is the first deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico to expand an existing offshore oil and gas field by adding new infrastructure. The first phase of development will consist of up to four wells. Comments. The leases were acquired by Shell in 1985 and 1988. The Mars Helicopter Base Station, seen here as the upper, gold-colored box near the back of NASA’s Perseverance rover, stores and routes communications between NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter and mission controllers on Earth. Oct. 26, 2015 Updated: Oct. 26, 2015 9:39 a.m. Facebook Twitter Email. The Ursa TLP is almost twice the size of the Mars TLP. Mattox: a 90-mile crude oil pipeline with a 300 kbpd capacity. Help students to understand why a curved graph is a more appropriate Mars: a 163-mile pipeline originating approximately 130 miles offshore transporting production from the Mississippi Canyon area to salt dome caverns in Clovelly, LA. Shell's Mars B field. Cardamom Shell has developed the Cardamom field in the US Gulf of Mexico to produce oil and gas for the nearby Auger production hub. Teacher guide Representing Functions of Everyday Situations T-5 better model of the situation. Design. The Ursa TLP found a temporary home in Curacao.