According to Norway’s “Upstream Online” report, Shell plans to drill 13 wells in the Mexican offshore by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
Shell acquired nine deep-water blocks and two shallow-water blocks in a block tender held in Mexico earlier this year, and promised to drill 13 exploration wells. The company also said that it has also acquired promising Whale oil and gas blocks north of the maritime boundary between Mexico and the United States.
Martin Stauble, vice president of exploration for Shell’s North American and Brazilian operations, said: “In a year's time, our area of operations in Mexico exceeded the area in the United States.”
It is understood that the deep-water block in Mexico is generally located in remote areas. Shell's exploration and development strategy may be adjusted. It does not rule out the technical experience accumulated in the exploration and construction of production facilities in the United States.
In another development, Shell acquired a major deep water oil and gas discovery recently in the geological layer of the deep water region of the Norphlet in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the sixth oil and gas discovery of the Norphlet geological formation.
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