Shell, Plains E&P make oil find on Friesian prospect

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 1 -- Shell Offshore Inc. has made an oil discovery on its Friesian prospect on Green Canyon Block 599 in 3,800 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico, about 200 miles south of New Orleans.

The discovery well was drilled to 29,414 ft TD and encountered more than 120 ft of net oil pay. The well is prepared for completion and temporarily abandoned.

Shell, operator, and Plains Exploration & Production Co. each own a 50% interest in the project.

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