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Shell discovers Fort Sumter (MC 566), furthering its lead in the deepwater GoM Jurassic

Shell discovers Fort Sumter (MC 566), furthering its lead in the deepwater GoM Jurassic

Report summary

On 28 July 2016, Shell (100% operator) announced a discovery at its Fort Sumter prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The field is Shell's fourth commercial Jurassic discovery, following successes at Appomattox (2009), Vicksburg (2013), and Rydberg (2014). The discovery well reached a total depth of 8,539 metres (28,016 feet) in January 2016 and the subsequent sidetrack was drilled to a total depth of 8,900 metres (29,200 feet) in February 2016. 

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