HRT spuds second well offshore Namibia

offshore namibia-jim sneddon flickrThe Murombe-1 well is located 220km northwest of Walvis Bay in a water depth of 1,391 metres. (Image source: Jim Sneddon/Flickr)Brazilian oil and gas exploration company High Resolution Technology (HRT) has announced the spudding of the Murombe-1 well in its back-to-back exploratory drilling campaign in Namibia

The Murombe-1 well is around 15km east of HRT’s first well on PEL-23 (Wingat-1) that drilled through two oil producing source rocks from which liquid hydrocarbon was recovered nearly a week ago.

This well is targeting the Murombe Prospect located at Petroleum Exploration License 23 (PEL-23) in the Walvis Basin. It is located 220km northwest of Walvis Bay in a water depth of 1,391 metres.

Murombe-1 will be drilled to a projected total depth of 5,360 metres. The operations is estimated to be complete in 72 days.

Milton Franke, CEO of HRT, said, “HRT is very excited to continue its Namibia exploration campaign with the Murombe-1 well. We hope to benefit from the positive results of the Wingat-1 where source rocks and light oil were discovered.”

Murombe-1 will test a 1,000 sq km basin floor fan on a way four-dip closure at its highest structural elevation within a turbidite complex. The main objective of this well is to test the resource potential of Barremian-aged turbidite reservoirs that have a well-defined seismic amplitude anomaly on the pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) 3D data set.

A shallower secondary objective, a Santonian-aged Baobab confined channel complex with turbidite reservoirs lying between the two oil producing source rocks, will also be penetrated.

HRT is the operator of 10 blocks offshore Namibia. GALP Energia, with 14 per cent participating interest, is HRT’s partner to drill the first 3 wells of the current exploration campaign.

 

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