A well drilled by Shell Oil has confirmed the extension of a gas discovery made in 2017 in ultra-deep waters in the southern Colombian Caribbean, project partner Ecopetrol SA said in a release Aug. 10.

The well, 70 km off the coast, verified the presence of gas and confirms the extension of the Gorgon-1 gas discovery with a water column of about 2,400 m, the largest carried out in Colombia, and a total depth greater than 4,000 m. Kronos (2015) and Purple Angel (2017) discoveries were also made in the same province.

Shell is operator of the South Caribbean blocks in a 50-50 partnership with Ecopetrol.