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Wintershall Dea announces third oil discovery in a month



Independent Oil & Gas company Wintershall Dea is having a great month, having announced their third oil discovery in four weeks. 

Wintershall DEA announced two finds from Block 29 offshore Mexico
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The latest finds come from the company’s operations offshore Mexico, where they have announced significant oil discoveries from the Polok and Chinwol prospects in Block 29. 

The Polok is a play-opening discovery drilled to 2629m where more than 200m of net oil pay were encountered in two zones in the lower Miocene reservoir in the Salina Basin. 

Chinwol-1 is an exploration well drilled to a total depth of 1850m which encountered 150m of net oil pay from three zones in the lower Pliocene. 

The finds represent the first discoveries from Block 19, which is located approximately 88km from the Mexican coastline of Tabasco. It was awarded in 2018. 

The company started their streak in early April, when they made a discovery in the Norwegian Sea, on the Bergknapp prospect. Located close to the Maria field, the Bergknapp prospect exploration well encountered an oil column of at least 60m in the Garn formation and an oil column of at least 120m in the Tilje Formation. 

It’s estimated that the discovery could hold between 26 and 97 million BOE. 

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