Shell Finds Gas at Rosmari-1 Well in SK318 Offshore Malaysia

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Shell makes a deepwater gas discovery at Rosmari-1 exploration well in Block SK318 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Thursday that the company has made a gas discovery at the deepwater Rosmari-1 exploration well in Block SK318, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.

The Rosmari-1 well, located 84 miles (135 kilometers) offshore and drilled to a total depth of 6,965 feet (2,123 meters), encountered more than 1,476 feet (450 meters) of gas column. More exploration drilling is planned, with the discovery a positive indicator of the gas potential in an area of strategic interest for Shell.

“Rosmari-1 is a testament to our ability to successfully drill and build understanding of new geology within our existing exploration heartlands, adding value to our existing assets in Malaysia ... We are expanding and rejuvenating heartlands across our exploration portfolio, including in Brunei, Australia and the Gulf of Mexico,” Andy Brown, director Shell Upstream International said in a press release.

“This adds to Shell’s sequence of recent exploration successes in Malaysia, with these discoveries expanding the company’s heartlands positions,” Iain Lo, chairman Shell Malaysia added.  

Shell operates Block SK318 with an 85 percent interest, with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd - the upstream subsidiary of Malaysia's national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad - holding the remainder 15 percent.



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