The company discovered two new oil fields, Sakab and Zumul, and a gas reservoir in the Sahba Field, Aramco said in the report.

The Eridal-1 well encountered an estimated 13.6 m (44.6 ft) of net oil-bearing reservoir sandstones in the E1 reservoir, the company said in a news release.

Describing the find as “truly incredible,” junior joint venture partner Carnarvon said on Aug. 8 more oil had been found in the Dorado-1 well with the thickness of the oil column now measured at 132 m (433 ft). That was up from the 80 m (262 ft) indicated in a drilling update in July.

Echo Energy Plc said July 9 it has successfully completed the drilling of the CSo-2001(d) well in which a notable gas column has been interpreted from the wireline logging suite.

The Kalimba-1 NFW well, located about 50 km southeast of the Armada Olombendo FPSO, proved 23 meters net of high-quality (33° API) oil pay in Upper Miocene sandstones with excellent petrophysical properties, Eni said.

Exxon Mobil encountered about 78 m (256 ft) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 5,504 m (18,057 ft) depth in 1,940 m (6,365 ft) of water. The Stena Carron drillship commenced drilling on May 25.

Located northwest of the Johan Sverdrup Field, the Lille Prinsen well’s main target is estimated to contain between 15 MMbbl and 35 MMbbl of recoverable oil.

The company said June 6 that the Amdigh-1 well, located in the R3/R4 area, encountered an estimated 22 m (72 ft) of net oil-bearing reservoir sandstones in the E1 and E2 reservoir units within the primary Eocene Sokor Alternances objective.

Norway's Petroleum Directorate said preliminary estimates show the size of the discovery to be between 2-3.5 billion standard cubic meters of recoverable gas.

Dover discovery, Shell, Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas discovery

In addition to Shell’s latest find, the deepwater Norphlet trend has given birth to several GoM discoveries in recent years.

Husky Energy is having success with the drillbit, recently making two discoveries—one in the Atlantic region offshore Newfoundland, Canada, and another in the South China Sea.

The company said May 3 that exploratory well SWM A-2X, located in the South West Meleiha license, encountered 18 m (59 ft) of light oil in the Paleozoic sandstones of Dessouky Formation of Carboniferous age.