Shell, Qatar Energy make light oil discovery offshore Namibia
(WO) – QatarEnergy made a light oil discovery in the Jonker-1X deep-water exploration well drilled in the PEL-39 Exploration License, offshore Namibia.
The Jonker-1X well was drilled to a total depth of 6,168 m in a water depth of 2,210 m. The acquired data is being evaluated while further appraisal is planned to determine the size and recoverable potential of the discovery.
The PEL-39 Exploration License is held by a consortium comprised of QatarEnergy (with a 45% working interest), Shell (operator with a 45% working interest) and the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia “NAMCOR" (with a 10% working interest).
The Jonker-1X deep-water well is located 270 km offshore Namibia. Drilling operations began in December 2022 and were safely concluded in recent days.
This announcement follows two similar announcements by QatarEnergy in February 2022 of oil discoveries in the Graff-1 well and in the Venus-1X prospect, both located in the Orange Basin offshore Namibia.