Shell and its joint venture partners in a deep-water block offshore Brunei plan to drill a new exploration well this year as a follow-up to last year's Jagus SubThrust-1X discovery.

Joint venture partner Murphy Oil said the well is planned for Block CA-1.

“We also intend to participate in drilling another non-operated well in Brunei in 2022, and the partners are currently finalizing well objective plans and evaluating prospectivity ahead of the final location selection,” said Murphy chief executive Roger Jenkins.