Chariot drills Kabeljou well offshore Namibia

The Ocean Rig Poseidon drilling rig. (Image source: Ocean Rig)The Ocean Rig Poseidon drilling rig. (Image source: Ocean Rig)Chariot Oil & Gas has started drilling its second well offshore Namibia on the Nimrod prospect

Drilling began on the Kabeljou exploration well using the Ocean Rig Poseidon drill ship.

The drilling location is 77 km offshore Namibia in 360 metres of water with an estimated total drilling depth of approximately 3,350 metres true vertical depth subsea.

Drilling and logging operations are expected to take approximately 60 days.

The Nimrod prospect is located in the Orange Basin in Southern Block 2714A where Chariot has a 25 per cent equity interest.

Petrobras Oil and Gas BV has a 30 per cent interest in the licence and is the operator with BP Exploration (Namibia) Limited having 45 per cent.

“We are very pleased to announce the spud of our second well in our 4-5 well drilling programme which will run through to the end of 2013,” said Paul Welch, chief executive officer of Chariot.

“Nimrod is the biggest prospect in our inventory and any success would be transformational for both Chariot and Namibia.”

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