European supermajor Shell has made a natural gas discovery in the ultra-deepwaters of the Colombian Caribbean.

The announcement comes just a few days Brazilian oil giant Petrobras announced it had found gas further to the northeast in the Tayrona block.

Shell and project partner Ecopetrol of Colombia drilled the Gorgon-2 appraisal well on Block COL-5 in about 2400 metres of water with the Transocean drillship Deepwater Thalassa.