Following a recent report It was confirmed on Friday by partners QatarEnergy and NAMCOR that Shell had found oil off the coast of Namibia.
The QatarEnergy Company, formerly known as QatarEnergy until recently, confirmed that the oil was discovered in a deep-sea exploration drilled under a PEL-39 license in the Orange Basin off Namibia.
“A consortium partner consisting of QatarEnergy (45% stake), Shell (operator, 45% stake) and Namibian National Petroleum Corporation” NAMCOR “(10% stake) will be working on the drilling of Graff-1. A successfully completed and operational petroleum system using light oil. Partners will analyze well data and conduct further exploration activities to determine the potential for full-scale recoverable resources, “said QatarEnergy.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of Energy Affairs, President and Chief Executive Officer of QatarEnergy, said:
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our partners Shell and NAMCOR, as well as our colleagues at QatarEnergy, for the great efforts that led to this discovery in a safe and efficient manner. We look forward to continuing our cooperation. Following this discovery, the next step in Namivia
The Graff-1 well in the Orange Basin off Namibia, 270 km from the town of Oranjemunwas, was drilled using a Valaris DS-10 drillship. The well is a PEL-39 licensed area covering a total area of 12,299 km2 and has been excavated to a total depth of 5,376 meters at a depth of approximately 2,000 meters. The excavation work began in early December 2021 and was completed in early February 2022.
In another statement on Friday, NAMCOR, Shell, and QatarEnergy partners said: From the Graff-1 results, further exploration activities, including a second exploration well, are expected to be required to determine the size and recoverability of the identified hydrocarbons. “
Immanuel Muluna, Managing Director of NAMCOR, said:
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