BSP hits oil in deepwater off Brunei

Offshore staff

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands -- Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has discovered oil in the Geronggong prospect.

The well was drilled by the deepwater drillship Noble Phoenix in the 3rd Offshore Acreage Area, 100 km (62 mi) offshore. The water depth of around 1,000 m (~3,280 ft) is the deepest for a BSP discovery off Brunei.

Prior to arriving in Brunei, Noble Phoenix had undergone refurbishment and recertification of its thrusters, riser, and BOP systems to ensure full compliance with Shell’s HSE criteria for deepwater drilling.

Ceri Powell, Shell’s executive VP of Exploration Upstream International, said the result was “testament to the quality of the technical exploration analysis undertaken within Brunei Shell Petroleum, supported by the latest technologies and knowledge sharing from within Shell.”

The company plans to assess the full field recovery potential, which will mean further appraisal drilling over the next two years.

03/14/2011



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...