Marine Link
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Shell’s Successful South African Offshore Bid

November 5, 2009

The South African Petroleum Authorities confirmed Royal Dutch Shell plc (RYDAF) as the successful bidder for exploration rights in the Orange Basin deep-water area, off the country’s west coast. Shell and the government will now negotiate the details of an exploration contract.
The exploration area covers approximately 37,000 square kilometres, about the size of the Netherlands. It is located in water between 500 metres and 4,000 metres deep and has so far seen limited exploration activity.

“The Orange Basin offers an exciting frontier exploration opportunity to apply the deep water technical ability we have built up around the world over the past three decades,” said Ceri Powell, Executive Vice President International Exploration.

Shell has been active in retail in South Africa since 1904 and in refining since 1963. This is the first time Shell will be involved in exploring for oil and gas in South Africa.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Oct 2016 - Marine Design Annual

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News