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Light oil discovery made by Shell and NAMCOR

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The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), the Namibian state-owned oil company, and its partners, Shell Namibia Upstream B.V and Qatar Energy, have announced that the Graff-1 deepwater exploration well has made a discovery of light oil in both primary and secondary targets.

The Graff-1 well has proved a working petroleum system for light oil in the Orange Basin, offshore Namibia, 270 km from the town of Oranjemund. Drilling operations commenced in early December 2021 and were safely completed in early February 2022.

In the coming months, extensive laboratory analyses will be performed to gain a better understanding of the reservoir quality and potential flow rates achievable. It is anticipated that further exploration activity, including a second exploration well, will be required to determine the size and recoverable potential of the identified hydrocarbons.

“We hope that this discovery puts to rest doubts about the hydrocarbon potential of Namibia and opens a new dawn in the country’s future prosperity” said Immanuel Mulunga, Managing Director at NAMCOR.


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