Shell verifies gas in deepwater Colombian Caribbean

Oct. 24, 2023
Shell plc verified natural gas in the Glaucus-1 well in deepwater southern Colombian Caribbean, project partner Ecopetrol SA said in a release Oct 19.

Shell plc verified natural gas in the Glaucus-1 well in deepwater southern Colombian Caribbean, project partner Ecopetrol SA said in a release Oct 19.

The well, the fifth in the area, was drilled 75 km off the coast in Block COL-5 by the Noble drillship Noble Voyager in about 2,340 m of water. 

Earlier discoveries were made with the Kronos-1, Gorgon-1, Purple Angel-1, and Gorgon-2 prospects (OGJ Online, Aug. 11, 2022).

Block COL-5 partners are set to spud the Orca Norte-1 exploration in Tayrona block next month using the Noble semi-submersible rig Noble Discoverer.

Shell is operator of the South Caribbean blocks (Col-5, Fuerte Sur, Purple Angel) in a 50-50 partnership with Ecopetrol.