Shell France has spudded the GM-ES-2 delineation well on the Guyane Maritime permit offshore French Guiana.
The well follows the late-2011 Zaedyus oil discovery in 2,048 m of water, which discovered 72 m of net oil pay in two turbidite sand systems likened to the Jubilee field play across the Atlantic offshore Ghana (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2011).
Shell is operator of GM-ES-2 with 45% interest. Tullow Oil PLC has 27.5%, Total SA 25%, and Northpet Investments 2.5%. Northern Petroleum PLC owns a 50% equity interest in Northpet Investments.