(PN) Shell notified the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) about the discovery of signs of natural gas in well 1-SHEL-35A-RJS, located in block C-M-659, in the Campos Basin. The well is in a water depth of 2,940 meters and was drilled by the Maersk Developer rig.
As a reminder, block C-M-659 was acquired by Shell in October 2019, during the 16th Bidding Round, for R$714 million. Shell is the operator of the area with a 40% stake, in partnership with Chevron (35%) and QPI (25%).
The environmental license that authorized the drilling of the well, issued by Ibama, authorizes Shell to drill up to six wells in the block – one firm and another five contingent. The oil company may also carry out up to four training tests in the area.