Shell Offshore announced a significant discovery at the Blacktip prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. Drilling at the initial well is still under way and has to date encountered more than 400 ft of net oil pay with good reservoir and fluid characteristics. The well is currently being deepened to further assess the structure’s potential. Blacktip is a Wilcox discovery in the Perdido thrust belt and was discovered in the Alaminos Canyon Block 380, approximately 30 miles from the Perdido platform and Whale discovery. Blacktip is operated by Shell (52.375%) and co-owned by Chevron USA (20%), Equinor Gulf of Mexico (19.125%), and Repsol E&P USA (8.5%).
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