Shell JV discovers new oil in deepwater Brunei

Shell JV discovers new oil in deepwater Brunei

12:51 PM, 8th June 2011
Shell JV discovers new oil in deepwater Brunei

TEXAS, US: Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP - Shell 50 per cent) reported a significant new oil discovery in the coastal waters of the south-east Asian sultanate. The discovery, named Geronggong, is situated in the 3rd Offshore Acreage Area, approximately 100 km offshore where water depth is approximately 1000 m, the deepest water depth in which BSP has discovered hydrocarbons in Bruneian acreage.

 

BSP drilled the discovery utilizing the deepwater drilling rig Noble Phoenix. Prior to its arrival in Brunei, the drillship has undergone refurbishment and recertification on their thrusters, riser and blow out preventer (BOP) systems, leading to full compliance with the high standards of Shell’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) criteria for deepwater drilling.

 

 “I am delighted that the ongoing high success rates of near field exploration in Brunei in the last years have been augmented by this significant volume addition in the deepwater,” said Ceri Powell, Shell’s Executive Vice President of Exploration Upstream International. Follow-up plans involve assessment of the full field recovery potential, including further appraisal drilling over the next two years.

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