Shell strikes gas off West Africa

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 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

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.