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Shell Announces Gabon Deep-Water Gas Discovery

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire 

Shell today announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. 

Leopard-1 is located around 145 kilometres off the Gabonese coast, west of Gamba. It was drilled in water 2,110 metres deep to a total vertical depth of 5,063 metres. Shell and partners are planning to undertake an appraisal programme to further determine the resource volumes.

“Shell has been exploring in Gabon for over 50 years. 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,” said Andy Brown, Shell Upstream International Director. “We are proud to be sharing this success with CNOOC Limited, our partner in the licence.”

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