Brunei Shell Petroleum has made a new oil discovery in the coastal waters of Brunei.

Geronggong is located in the third offshore acreage area, about 100km off the coast in water depths of 1,000m.

BSP drilled the discovery using the Noble Phoenix drilling rig, which underwent refurbishment and recertification on its thrusters, riser and blow-out preventer systems before its arrival in Brunei.

The firm plans to conduct an assessment of the full field recovery potential covering further appraisal drilling over the next two years.