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Albania: Shell announces potential significant oil discovery

At the Shpirag-4 well near Berat

26 May, 18:18
(ANSA) - BELGRADE - Shell Upstream Albania, a subsidiary of Dutch Shell, has announced on Friday that explorations and tests have shown potential of a significant light oil discovery at Shpirag 4 well in central Albania, near Berat, the company said in a statement, the specialized portal SeeNews reported. "The multi-day production test on the well demonstrated a flow potential of several thousand barrels of oil per day," SeeNews wrote, adding that the geological settings in the Albanian area where Shell operates are equivalent to the Val D'Agri and Tempa Rossa fields in Italy.

"We are pleased that these initial tests have confirmed the potential of this discovery and look forward to growing our business in Albania," Shell's executive vice-president for exploration, Marc Gerrits, said as quoted by SeeNews. (ANSA).

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