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Shell Offshore

Shell Offshore discovered oil at the Blacktip prospect, in 6,200 ft of water in the US Gulf of Mexico. Located in Alaminos Canyon block 380, Blacktip is a Wilcox discovery in the Perdido thrust belt, about 30 miles from the Perdido platform. The exploration well encountered more than 400 ft of net oil pay. It is currently being deepened to further assess the structure’s potential. Blacktip is operated by Shell (52.375%) and co-owned by Chevron USA (20%), Equinor Gulf of Mexico (19.125%), and Repsol E&P USA (8.5%).


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