Shell will move to new offices in New Orleans’ River District

Rendering of Shell's new River District offices. Courtesy: Gensler

Shell will relocate the headquarters of its Gulf of Mexico operations from its longtime home on Poydras Street to the planned River District neighborhood, a move that will keep hundreds of high-paying jobs in New Orleans and add a major corporate tenant to the new development, reports

During a news conference Thursday with Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other elected officials, local executives from the London-based energy giant said they have leased a custom-designed office building in the development upriver of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

When the mid-rise building is completed in early 2025, Shell’s 800 local employees will relocate there from the Hancock Whitney Center, the skyscraper that has housed Shell’s local operations since 1972 and until recently was known as One Shell Square. Read more.