Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said on June 4, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 Bcm.
Talos Energy Inc. has successfully discovered pay in its Tornado 3 sidetrack well (Tornado Attic) located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company said on June 3. Talos holds a 65.0% working interest in the Tornado field and is the operator with Kosmos Energy also holding a 35% working interest.
The well encountered gas in the Oligocene to Middle Miocene sandstone reservoirs, which had not been fully evaluated before, the company said.
The Leopard well hit more than 600 ft of net oil pay at multiple levels, Shell said.
The discovery, deemed commercial by the Norwegian major, is believed to hold estimated recoverable resources of between 19 and 26 million barrels of oil equivalent.