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Shell Mars TLP
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No: 90   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Shell   Year: 1994   Country: USA
Shell Mars TLP

The Mars Tension-leg Platform, or Mars Platform, is a permanent offshore drilling and production tension-leg oil platform operating at Mississippi Canyon block 807 in the Gulf of Mexico. At 990.6 m (3,250 ft), it was for a period of time the deepest TLP, measured from its base on the seabed to the top of its tower.

Click to ViewIn 2005, the platform was badly damaged when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf of Mexico, but has now been repaired.
Picture added on 01 November 2006
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