Auger: Deep-water Pioneer

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Learn more about Cardamom and Auger on /> Back in 1994, Auger was the world’s first tension-leg platform, operating in the US Gulf of Mexico. A true deep-water pioneer, it was the first to float in water, moored to the sea floor thousands of feet below. When production from its fields started to slow, Auger looked destined for decommissioning. But in 2010 its fate took a dramatic turn. Using a new breed of seismic technology, Shell’s engineers discovered a whole untapped field – called Cardamom – hidden behind a vast salt deposit, 4 miles (6.4 km) below the sea floor. To reach its oil, they drilled one of the world’s longest wells. In September 2014, Auger began producing new energy from Cardamom. This is the story of a legendary platform and the oil field that’s reinventing it – a success story unlike any other in deep water. Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share. Together we can #makethefuture Visit our Website: />Like us on Facebook: />Follow us on Instagram: />Follow us on Twitter: />Look us up on Flickr: />Linkedin:

Thinking Monkey
says everyone who uses transportation that requires fossil fuels.... environmental hypocrites 
Waa Waa Waa......I'm proud to say I have worked on Auger many times since 97. It's a nice clean rig and despite what all you idiots say, offshore rigs pollute WAY LESS than your damn house heater or BBQ pit. We are monitored constantly by the Gov. for even a single drop of fluid going over-board. Go eat a mesquite tree
Nice job
hydrogen ,thermal, solar , wave etc etc et.....................CLEAN ENERGY NOW !!!!!!!! 
Sahib Rasool
Bret Rogers
I am so proud to be part of this project for the last two and a half years.
Matthew Dennis
I have one word to say 'GREENPEACE'
victor gostomski
I fish for marlin off this rig
Putta vinay chowdary
renewable resources with all Engineering apps can show a lightt for better life
Ken Johnson
I love engineering victories like this. Plus, a win for America... It's awesome living in an energy independent and economically superior nation.
Jonas Bertels
So you're saying that you are drilling oil with a platform that should have been retired, but hasn't been because it can drill even more poluting oil to make a bigger profit for Shell and keep its investors happy?
Craig Lang
The world's first TLP was that installed by ED Horton off Los Angeles. This was followed in late 70s in North Sea by Conoco Hutton TLP on which I, Craig Lang, was Conoco Staff Engineer. The concept is far too expensive and wrong in principle, fighting buoyancy instead of using it and just like standing under a load, and a multi-thousand tonne load at that! I saw a much cheaper solution in a conventionally moored semisubmersible that was approved by Shell Dr Paul Kerckoff and built in 2002 for Shell Na Kika. See for the MPSS as a FPSO, no turret!
Valentin Albertshofer
I find it shameful that Shell tuht so than would the world be in order. Shell has enough money for advertising, but Shell makes billions with oil all heard, but Shell is too little for secure pipelines from although there have been major environmental disasters.
Maxwell Mcdonough
I can not believe that shell is boasting about a piece of rusty oily metal that will continue polluting
david gibson
I have been to that place many times on a crew boat contracted out to shell
Wal Alves
Salve o Ártico!! SHELL NÃO!!!
Tomas Mikuta
Oil rig ...
nick 303377
Link The Fox
Hey shell instead of selling fuel build wind farms and turn gas stations into charging stations
Atul Singh
Claire Turner
Cute girl Cute girl