Qatar: Wintershall makes gas discovery offshore

Wintershall AG has made a gas discovery off Qatar on the Block 4 North exploration and production sharing agreement area signed in November 2008.

Details were sparse, but Wintershall said the discovery is in 70 m of water close to supergiant North gas-condensate field and indicated that more than one well has been drilled on Block 4 North.

Wintershall is block operator with 80% interest, and Mitsui Gas Development Qatar acquired a 20% contractor interest in 2010.

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