Shell has announced a deep-water gas discovery off the coast of West Africa.
The company said the Leopard-1 well found a “substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir”.
The well, located around 145 kilometres off the Gabonese coast, west of Gamba, was drilled 2,110 metres deep.
Andy Brown, Shell Upstream International Director said: “This latest deep-water discovery is a testament to the innovation of our explorers in pursuing new plays and application of our global sub-surface expertise.”
Shell owns 75% of the licence and its partner, China’s CNOOC, the rest.