OFFSHORE DRILLING: Landmark platform checks into business in Gulf of Mexico Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 HOUSTON -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC's newest Gulf of Mexico platform is online six months ahead of schedule. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.