The Etame field offshore Gabon was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10 260 ft and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands.
The well in the UK Southern Gas Basin was targeting 220 billion ft3 of P50 gross resource, in an undrilled area 4 km east of the 500 billion ft3 Tolmount gas field.
ONGC's overseas explorer has recorded a gas discovery in Brazil's Sergipe Alagoas Basin and an oil discovery in Colombia's Llanos Basin.
The total number of registrants is a record for bids in the production sharing regime, surpassing the 16 qualified for the 4th Production Sharing Round, held last year.
Based on preliminary estimation, the recoverable resources of the Shrek discovery are in the range of between 19 and 38 million boe, as confirmed by the Norwegian Oil Directorate (NPD).
Wintershall Dea will hold an interest of 20% in the blocks S-M-766 and C-M-845, alongside its partners Repsol and Chevron (operator).
Total will operate the C-M-541 block with a 40% interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (40%) and Petronas (20%). The consortium plans to drill a first exploration well in 2021.
The block in the Northern Carnarvon Basin covers 4815 km2 and lies approximately 100 km from the Australian coast.