Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, made an oil discovery at the Blacktip North prospect in the US Gulf of Mexico in OCS block Alaminos Canyon (AC) 336, about 220 miles south-southeast of Houston.
The well was drilled to a total measured depth of 27,770 ft and encountered about 300 ft net oil pay at multiple levels. Evaluation is ongoing to further define development options.
The discovery is in the Perdido Corridor about 4.5 miles northeast of the recently appraised Blacktip discovery, 25 miles northeast of the recently announced Leopard discovery, 30 miles northeast of the planned Whale host, and 42 miles from the Perdido host (OGJ Online, Apr. 24, 2019). Earlier this year, Shell announced a final investment decision for the Whale deepwater development OGJ Online, July 26, 2021).
Shell is operator at Blacktip North (89.49%) with partner Repsol E&P USA LLC (10.51%).