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Shell Acquires Egypt's Offshore Block 3

Shell Acquires Egypt's Offshore Block 3

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 - 09:15
Customers fuel up at a Shell gas station in Westminster, Colorado October 30, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A subsidiary of Shell plc, BG International, signed a farm out agreement (FOA) with ExxonMobil Egypt to acquire a 100% stake in the Exxon Mobil-operated North East El-Amriya offshore area, Mediterranean Sea, also known as Block 3, a Shell statement said on Wednesday.

"On completion of the transfer, BG will become the operator," it added, according to Reuters.

Khaled Kacem, Shell’s Vice President and Country Chair for Egypt, also said that the company plans to potentially begin drilling of the first well during the first half of 2023.

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