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Shell makes further deep-water discovery offshore Namibia

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In March 2023, Shell, QatarEnergy and NAMCOR concluded operations to drill a further exploration well – Jonker-1X – in the PEL 0039 license. The well was drilled to a total depth of 6168 m in water depth of 2210 m. Drilling operations established the presence of a reservoir with light oil.

Dennis Zekveld, Shell’s Country Chair in Namibia, made the following comment on the initial results: “We are encouraged by a further deep-water discovery, our third in Namibia, and pleased to confirm the safe conclusion of the well. Jonker again demonstrated the Joint Venture’s strong commitment to advancing oil & gas exploration in Namibia and to progressing follow-up opportunities after last year’s discoveries. We look forward to continuing our excellent collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Namibia.”

The Deepsea Bollsta semi-sub rig will remain in PEL 0039 to drill further wells as part of the Joint Venture’s ongoing exploration and appraisal campaign.

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