- NAMCOR announces a light oil discovery on Monday.
- Drilling activities began in December 2022 and ended safely in early March.
In collaboration with Shell and QatarEnergy, the National Petroleum Company of Namibia (NAMCOR) reported a light oil discovery of oil on Monday in the Jonker-1X deep-water exploration well.
According to a release from NAMCOR, the well was drilled in Block 2913A & 2914B (PEL 0039) in the Orange Basin, off the coast of southern Namibia.
The drilling activities, according to NAMCOR, started in December 2022 and ended safely in early March.
The Jonker-1X find is the third well that Shell has dug on the license it owns in the past 12 months, and it is situated around 270 kilometers off the coast of Namibia in deep offshore waters.
According to NAMCOR, the well was bored to a total depth of 6,168 meters in water that was 2,210 meters deep by the Odfjell Deepsea Bollsta semi-submersible rig. More appraisal drilling is scheduled to ascertain the size and probable recoverable resource potential of the discovery after the gathered data has been assessed.
Managing Director of NAMCOR Immanuel Mulunga commented on this release saying that after the success of the Graff-1X and Venus-1X discoveries by Shell and TotalEnergies in 2022, they are excited to report this third oil finding.
He added that this discovery has demonstrated the deep-water Orange Basin’s remarkable and extraordinary potential.
Shell Namibia B.V. (45%), QatarEnergy (45%), and NAMCOR (10%) make up the Joint Venture group.