The discovery, named Geronggong, is situated in the 3rd Offshore Acreage Area, approximately 100km offshore, where water depth is approximately 1000m.

The company said that it is the deepest water depth in which it has encountered hydrocarbons in Bruneian acreage.

BSP drilled the discovery utilizing the deepwater drilling rig Noble Phoenix.

Prior to its arrival in Brunei, the drillship has undergone refurbishment and recertification on their thrusters, riser and blow out preventer (BOP) systems, leading to full in compliance with the high standards of Shell’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) criteria for deepwater drilling.

According to the company, the follow-up plans involve assessment of the full field recovery potential, including further appraisal drilling over the next two years.