Shell confirms big find in Gulf of Mexico offshore New Orleans

Shell confirms big find in Gulf of Mexico offshore New Orleans

Anglo-Dutch oil super major Shell announced it has made a significant offshore oil discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The deep-water find at the Fort Sumter well about 73 miles southeast of New Orleans is estimated to have recoverable resources exceeding 125 million barrels of oil equivalent (Mmboe)

Shell said in a statement it is optimistic that adjacent structures could yield even more large high-yield discoveries.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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